[Chandler-dev] Building Chandler on windows with a more recent Visual Studio

Grant Baillie grant at osafoundation.org
Wed Aug 20 11:25:13 PDT 2008


Oh, one other thing: python itself seems to be using MSVC 7.1 (the  
same as us) .. c.f.

http://docs.python.org/ext/win-cookbook.html

So that seems to me to be another argument in favour of sticking with  
the version we're using.

--Grant

On 19 Aug, 2008, at 12:36, Grant Baillie wrote:

> This came up during today's checkin: Jeffrey mentioned that we  
> should see if Chandler can be built using a free (or definitely more  
> recent) version of Microsoft Visual Studio. Currently, we run MS  
> Visual Studio .Net 2003 on the build machines.
>
> As Jeffrey mentioned, Heikki looked into this a while back, and it  
> turns out he documented what he did extensively (Thanks, Heikki!):
>
> + wiki summary: http://chandlerproject.org/Journal/VisualC2005ExpressEdition
> + bug with more detail: https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5671
>  (see also the 2 "Depends on" bugs, 1 of which is fixed)
> + short dev list thread: http://markmail.org/message/ughue52fb5ktnfbf
>
> The upshot seems to be:
>
> + there were some DLL issues to solve (though it's possible those  
> have been mitigated by the PyLucene switch to openjdk)
> + some optimization ("performance guided optimization") is not  
> available in the free version.
>
> Anyway, this makes me thing going down this path is a bit of a can  
> of worms for now ...
>
> --Grant
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