Author steve.dower
Recipients ammar2, benjamin.peterson, paul.moore, pitrou, schen, steve.dower, tim.golden, vstinner, zach.ware
Date 2017-07-17.13:36:03
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Unfortunately, "install <anything>" is often a blocking requirement for many developers (typically the ones who get paid well to do this), so I'd rather have no requirements.

Currently we achieve this if PowerShell is up to date or Python+py.exe are installed, both of which are likely even in the "I can't install anything" case. Soon we'll also succeed here if git is installed and on PATH, which likely covers a few more % of users (but especially our Win7 buildbots). I feel confident we've covered 99% of cases transparently without adding the need for more documentation - still just get_externals.bat && build.bat to build.

Once Travis has finished its build I'll merge and we'll see if the buildbots like it.
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