I’ve been tilting at windmills, recently.
We use it to help us test our site with Internet Explorer. So I dutifully set up a Windows machine and tried to get it to run our test suite. I quickly realized that our software was going to need something more Unix-like.
Cygwin is the answer to that problem. It provides a full POSIX environment inside Windows. I built all our software and tried to fire up Windmill.
ImportError: No module named _winreg
Uh oh! Windmill needs to access the Windows Registry. According to the
winreg documentation, it’s only available for Windows. Apparently, Cygwin doesn’t count as Windows. So I spent the weekend writing a library that fills in the gap.
cygwinreg allows you to read, write, and explore the Windows Registry from inside Cygwin. Whenever you want to use
import sys if sys.platform == "win32": try: import winreg except ImportError: import _winreg as winreg elif sys.platform == "cygwin": import cygwinreg as winreg
After I did that, I plugged it in, stepped back and ran my tests. They worked!
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