[vbox-dev] Unsent patches for using VS2005 internal PSDK (was: Using Visual Studio 2005 with internal PSDK for windows builds)

nolan de souza nolandsouza at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 01:54:26 GMT 2008

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 12:09 AM, Jason Spiro <jasonspiro2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/10/7 nolan de souza <nolandsouza at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a few patches for building VirtualBox trunk on Windows with just
> > Visual Studio 2005 (and the PSDK that comes with it) and without having
> to
> > install the external PSDK as mentioned in
> > "http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Windows%20build%20instructions"
> >
> > Would it be nice to have these patches published... I can do that? Or do
> we
> > really don't care about that kinda setup?
> Just curious:  Do they break anything for users of other Microsoft
> compilers?

Don't think so. Nonetheless, I'll review my changes to make sure that
nothing breaks in the builds.

Well, without the "externally" installed PSDK, the build fails at couple of
places. Even though the build instructions above say that the PSDK coming
with VS2005 should work, the build scripts are not equipped to deal with
this setup. PSDK is not found and further up, the Midl.exe & MC.exe within
"Microsoft Visual Studio8\Common7" folder are not found.

I tried this out of curiosity since I didn't want to install the external

> > Sorry, but I didn't want to publish patches without asking someone first
> :)
> >
> Why not?

Thought of asking, because if anyone had tried it and had found other
issues... they would enlighten me :D

> P.S.  All:  Would it have been better if I did not send this message,
> since I'm not a VBox developer or contributor?
> --Jason (I am not a VirtualBox developer)
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