Visual Studio 2010

Raffaello Giulietti raffaello.giulietti at
Thu May 20 08:35:02 UTC 2010


On 2010-05-19 18:20, Phil Race wrote:
>> Kelly, to your knowledge, has the transition to VS2010 been adopted even
>> by the formal JDK7 Release Engineering team?
> Since you got so far as to find this doc perhaps you could actually read
> it. It says :
> *BEGIN WARNING*: At this time (Spring/Summer 2010) JDK 7 is starting a
> transition to use the newest VS2010 Microsoft compilers. These build
> instructions are updated to show where we are going. We have a QA
> process to go through before official builds actually use VS2010. So for
> now, official builds are still using VS2003. No other compilers are
> known to build the entire JDK, including non-open portions. So for now
> you should be able to build with either VS2003 or VS2010. We do not
> guarantee that VS2008 will work, although there is sufficient makefile
> support to make at least basic JDK builds plausible. Visual Studio 2010
> Express compilers are likely to be able to build all the "open" sources,
> with only small adjustments, but this has yet to be made to work. Also
> we have not yet seen the 7.1 Windows SDK with the 64 bit compilers. *END

Of course, I actually read it. However, only two weeks ago the same doc
reported about VS2008 with no special warning and *that* didn't work
that well. So, I'm now much more cautious about the doc, despite its
warnings. That's why I preferred to explicitly ask one more time rather
than risking to burn my fingers again.

But you did a good service to the community by quoting the warning once

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