[Bf-committers] Windows platform things to do before 2.73

Campbell Barton ideasman42 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 21:26:10 CET 2014

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM, Martijn Berger
<martijn.berger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM, Sybren A. Stüvel <sybren at stuvel.eu> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Sorry, my previous mail was sent out too quickly.
>> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 02:49:15PM +0100, Martijn Berger wrote:
>> > - getting rid of the launcher.
>> >   On windows we have a binary launcher that exists only to set an
>> >   OPENMP related environment variable.
>> >   I would like to get rid of this again in favour of setting it in
>> >   the short-cut or setting the variable globally during install.
>> >   Also we could and should check for this in the "System Info".
>> What's the reason this environment variable needs to be set before the
>> .exe is run? Can't we set it from the Blender process itself?
> This was the first thing we tried but the variable needs to be set when the
> dll is loaded.

It seems not,
For reference, we had the same trouble with `PYTHONENCODING`,
- http://bugs.python.org/msg171938
- https://developer.blender.org/T31555

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