[vbox-dev] Build infrastructure for vbox 4.0 (for Windows host)

Huihong Luo huisinro at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 13 10:27:43 PST 2011

for 32-bit build on Windows, it should be very easy. Make sure vs2005 is used, vs2008 or later won't work.
need to install two windows wdk to build drivers, one version 3790.1830. Then a latest version, e.g., 7600.16385.0, to build VBoxGina on Vista/7

need to change some of path vars to build web service 

--- On Thu, 1/13/11, S. Brandt <sbrandt at gmx.de> wrote:

From: S. Brandt <sbrandt at gmx.de>
Subject: Re: [vbox-dev] Build infrastructure for vbox 4.0 (for Windows host)
To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011, 6:30 AM

Am 11.01.2011 21:45, schrieb Klaus Espenlaub:
> On 11.01.2011 17:23, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM, S.
>> Brandt<sbrandt at gmx.de>  wrote:
>>> Am 10.01.2011 15:02, schrieb Harvinder Sawhney:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I was building vbox (4.0.1_OSE)  from the main svn trunk and it refuses to
>>>> build on Windows host. I followed the build instructions mentioned
>>>> here (http://forum.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=155621
>>>> <http://forum.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&p=155621>),
>>>>   here (http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Windows%20build%20instructions) and
>>>> here (http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=27888)
>>> See here ...
>>> http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=37148
>>> you are not the only one who doesn't manage ... but I don't know of anyone
>>> outside Oracle who manages, either.
>> I know one person who can build VirtualBox on Windows host, and is not
>> related to Oracle.
Can you ask him to post his setup here?
(or rather, ask yourself to do so?)
>> Huihong Luo. (from VMlite)
> If you manage to get EXACTLY the mentioned tools it should be a piece of
> cake to get VirtualBox compiled. The biggest problem at the moment is that
> the compiler version is quite dated, and getting them from Microsoft is
> effectively impossible. It's on our todo list to make things easier to build
> on Windows, preferrably with tools which can be readily downloaded for free.
Well, the setup I've been using for a few years doesn't work any longer, see
D3dkmthk.h is only part of relatively modern DDKs which, on the other hand,
do not really support VS05, and so on.


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