[vbox-dev] Build OSE on Win7 x64

Mark Roddy mark.roddy at virtualcomputer.com
Fri Apr 29 12:29:35 PDT 2011

Hey when you get it working please post a detailed description of what
you did. I have been trying to get a reasonable build environment for
windows using recent toolchains working for a while now, and it has not
been fun and I have not yet managed to get a complete build.


The build requirements at virtualbox.org are hopelessly out of date.
There are a few messages in this list archive that document what others
have done with some rev or other of the OSE. It would be real nice if
the developers would update the build instructions to something that
works and is supportable and that doesn't require editing standard
include files from assorted build tools.


From: vbox-dev-bounces at virtualbox.org
[mailto:vbox-dev-bounces at virtualbox.org] On Behalf Of Vladimir
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2011 2:48 PM
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Subject: [vbox-dev] Build OSE on Win7 x64


Hi guys,


Sorry if this Q is not appropriate for this list, but I couldn't find a
better option.

So, I'm trying to build VBox on my Win7 x64 machine, and can't event get
past the configuration. The build requirement posted on virtualbox.org,
although clear, seem to be unachievable this day and age. At least as
far as getting gcc 3.3.x is concerned. I couldn't find its installation
anywhere, and gcc 4.x.x doesn't pass the config checker. It's also not
clear whether I can use VisualStudio 2008 to build VBox (seems like 2005
is OK, as well as 2010, but not 2008?) So, I guess, my question is are
there any specific instructions on how to build VBox on Win7 x64?


Again, sorry if this is wrong place to ask this typ of Q. If you can
point me somwhere else where it's more appropriate ("Building Vistual
Box" topic on the forum seems to be dead) I will appreciate it.


Thanks in advance,



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://www.virtualbox.org/pipermail/vbox-dev/attachments/20110429/0b6bfa95/attachment-0001.html 

More information about the vbox-dev mailing list