[vbox-dev] Windows build instructions
rryk at graphics.cs.uni-sb.de
Wed Apr 21 16:39:08 PDT 2010
> (2) C:\WinDDK\3790.1830
Where can I get WinDDK? Will it install on Windows 7 64-bit?
> if you do 64-bit build, it's very involving, you need to have a gcc cross
> compile tool chain to build a component.
So far I want to build only 32-bit version.
> As for drag and drop support, I spent some time too, it's a very difficult
> job, just be prepared. The current vbox COM model is incompatible with
> Windows DnD requirement, which requires single apartment threading, so you
> will have to do it inside a dedicated thread, and then there are other
> obstacles to deal with.
Sounds difficult, but I believe that makes it even more challenging and
> If you want to drag and drop files, since the vbox shared folders driver
> (for windows guest) is not open sourced, you won't be able to do it.
Does that mean that I will not be able to create shared folder
> --- On *Wed, 4/21/10, Sergiy Byelozyorov <rryk at graphics.cs.uni-sb.de>*wrote:
> From: Sergiy Byelozyorov <rryk at graphics.cs.uni-sb.de>
> Subject: [vbox-dev] Windows build instructions
> To: "VirtualBox developer's list" <vbox-dev at virtualbox.org>
> Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 3:30 PM
> Hello, VirtualBox Team
> I am looking forward to devote some of my free time to develop host/guest
> drag&drop support for VirtualBox. I have tried this once few years ago, but
> didn't find enough time then due to some significant changes in my life.
> Since than I have improved my C++ skills and now my life is more stable. So
> I would like to try again.
> I have read Windows build instructions only to find out that my development
> environment is heavily different from the one required. I am using Windows 7
> 64-bit, Visual Studio 2008, Windows SDK 2008 and WDK (DDK is not
> available for download anymore). Is there any chance that I will be able to
> build VirtualBox with these tools? I have noticed that requirements haven't
> changed much since I have seen them last time (over 2 years ago). Does that
> mean that windows builds are not maintained anymore? Or maybe it's just
> the outdated page?
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