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Re: Windows build issues

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Windows build issues
Date: 2011-03-31 20:02:08
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No, 2010 is not yet supported, though I beleive some initial work was done.

I'm intending to work on it for 9.2.

On 3/31/11, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote:
> I was trying to build the Windows msvc build for the first time and ran
> into some issues.
> The documentation talks about obtaining and using the "Platform SDK".  I
> understand that this is nowadays called the "Windows SDK".  Searching
> for the former on the Microsoft download site doesn't offer anything
> recent.  If my understanding is correct, the documentation should be
> updated.
> The file src/tools/msvc/README contains some information that apparently
> augments the build instructions in the main documentation.  It talks
> about Visual Studio 2005, which is probably outdated, and the section
> "Notes about Visual Studio Express" talks about some files that my
> installation doesn't contain, so probably also outdated.  That last
> section should probably be moved into the main documentation, if it's
> still relevant.
> Between the main documentation and that README, it also becomes less
> clear whether the SDK or Visual Studio Express or both are needed.
> Then the real issue.  The tries to call "vcbuild", which
> neither the SDK version 7.1 nor the Visual Studio Express 2010 contain
> anywhere.  (There is a vcbuild.dll, but that's it.)  Some web searching
> suggests that vcbuild.exe might have been renamed in the Visual Studio
> 2010 version.  I don't see any buildfarm coverage of that version.
> So is 2010 supported, and where is the vcbuild program supposed to come
> from?
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