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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 8:14 am

http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/

Are there any restrictions on how I use the Visual C++ Toolkit?
In general, no. You may use the Toolkit to build C++ -based applications, and you may redistribute those applications. Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA), included with the Toolkit, for complete details.

i think it is posible to redistribute too

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 8:40 am

Wow! My Cygwin/MinGW have been failing for about 2 weeks now but my VS.net builds at work have been fine so this is great for me as I can't afford VS.net.

Hats off to MS (no doubt someone will have something to say about this).

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 11:33 am

That's cool :)
But, I think it's just something they're releaseing because of their upcomming Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (they dropped the .net part)

Also... ADUK It's Athlon not Athalon ;)
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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 11:34 am

Does this version support optimisations?
Are there any beginners guides to using this to compile Firefox?
Isn't it ironic that people will be using a free MS product to compile a competing open source browser with it :)?

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 12:05 pm

lordmedikit wrote:Does this version support optimisations?


"Microsoft C/C++ Optimizing Compiler and Linker. These are the same compiler and linker that ship with Visual Studio .NET 2003 Professional!"

Are there any beginners guides to using this to compile Firefox?


http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... structions

Isn't it ironic that people will be using a free MS product to compile a competing open source browser with it :)?


I suppose, but whatever works, works.
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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 12:17 pm

Hooded One wrote:I suppose, but whatever works, works.

Yeah I totally agree, I just found it to be a little funny.

Btw, thanks for the answers.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 12:46 pm

ADUK wrote:Wow! My Cygwin/MinGW have been failing for about 2 weeks now but my VS.net builds at work have been fine so this is great for me as I can't afford VS.net.


What's the error that you've been seeing in your mingw builds? We've had several tinderbox builds up for a couple of weeks now and they've been green most of the time.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 2:09 pm

Yes !

So I can try to make pentium 4 MSVC++ based build now !

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees ;o)

/me is jumping around of fun ! ;o)
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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 3:08 pm

BlueFyre wrote:Also... ADUK It's Athlon not Athalon
Oh bugger. Before my Athalon I used to have a pentum and before that a 406.

CLS was asking about the errors in my mingw builds. Well, it wasn't so much the build that was failing it was executing the executable. All sorts of errors and it would not run. It wouldn't even create the profile folders. I tried all sorts of things (changing my .mozconfig, pull_all, clean install of everything) but nothing seemed to work.

Incidently, looks as though I need a shed load of additional header files to build FireFox. These could well be included in Cygwin. I'll have to do some searching.

Cheers everyone.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 3:16 pm

Note : It is unuseful.

There is no midl.exe tool, so it cannot build any mozilla.org products :[

Back to my VC++ 6.0 + SP6 :[
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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 3:51 pm

MozJF wrote:There is no midl.exe tool

---THINGS YOU NEED IN ADDITION TO THE Visual C++ Toolkit---
Install the Core SDK from here (must be accessed from IE as ActiveX is used): Platform SDK (Core SDK) and then you'll find a surprise in <code>C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDK\Bin\</code> ;) (midl.exe of course)
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AFAIK, you also need ML.EXE. I got it from the masm32 package.
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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 3:51 pm

MozJF wrote:Note : It is unuseful.

There is no midl.exe tool, so it cannot build any mozilla.org products :[

Back to my VC++ 6.0 + SP6 :[

It's MS. There would have to be a catch somewhere :(.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 3:56 pm

Just tried to compile and getting the midl error too. :o(.

Never mind. I will try a mix of VS.net and the VCPP 2003 compiler at work on Monday as I would like to use the extra optimisation features of the 2003 version of CL.EXE. I may get to squeeze a few hundreds of a second off something. I naturally won't notice any difference but I will kid myself into thinking that it is faster and the hours I spend tinkering will be worthwhile ;o)

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 5:45 pm

I tried out the VC Tools with the Microsoft SDK and I get an error when optimizing -G7...

fatal error C1048: unknown option '7' in '-G7'
LIB : fatal error LNK1257: code generation failed

Any suggestions?

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Post Posted April 17th, 2004, 5:57 pm

TierMann wrote:I tried out the VC Tools with the Microsoft SDK and I get an error when optimizing -G7...

fatal error C1048: unknown option '7' in '-G7'
LIB : fatal error LNK1257: code generation failed

Any suggestions?

Hmm, I don't know, I'm using this optimization line and it's compiling fine (so far):
<code>ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2 -Ox -G6 -GL -arch:SSE"</code>
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