Building on Win 2008

Kelly O'Hair Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Fri Aug 1 16:03:06 UTC 2008

Anthony Petrov wrote:
> Hi Kelly,
> On 07/31/2008 10:58 PM Kelly O'Hair wrote:
>> So no plugin code, no installation bundle code, etc.
> Right. But all the currently opensourced code was buildable at that time.
>>>  From this point it was clean: VS2005ExpressSP1 + Platform SDK for 
>>> Win2003R2 + DirectX SDK June 2007 + cygwin. Nothing else.
>> That sounds right then. (I assume you also dealt with the manifest 
>> issue?)
> Yes, I manually created the *.exe.manifest files (see 6523947 for the 
> workaround).
>> Sounds right. But be careful doing any plug and play with a jvm.dll.
> One needs to build the hotspot first, and then use the 
> ALT_HOTSPOT_IMPORT_PATH to point the j2se makefiles to the correct jvm.
>>> Until they get opensourced, the community doesn't need to worry about 
>>> their compatibility with Express, does it?
>> Remains to be seen. We have no control over this compiler and
>> cannot predict what happens with each Express compiler release.
> Frankly, we don't have much control over the Professional compiler as 
> well. So I don't see any significant difference between the free and 
> commercial editions of VS from this point.

In one case we can insist on a fix because we paid good money for it,
in the other you can only ask and wait.
The difference is in the support level you get.

I would always expect to see a greater concern about customer satisfaction
with a purchased product over a free one.


> -- 
> best regards,
> Anthony

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