Somewhat wonkier Windows problem

David Chase at
Wed May 22 23:27:08 UTC 2013

I hope I'm trying to solve a simpler problem, which is just a build, as if I were someone outside Oracle playing with Openjdk.  I assume my problems are a subset of the release problem.


On 2013-05-22, at 6:53 PM, Kelly O'Hair <kellyohair at> wrote:

> Windows VS compilers are a pain. Each release has it's own unique runtime DLLs, which we must deliver with the JDK, so the build process has to know what that DLL is named, where it is located, and copy it into various places.
> DLLs created by a newer VS will not like the older VS runtime DLLs.
> To make a long story short, changing VS compilers is a royal pain, and not trivial.
> This is why we only recommend VS2010.
> I'm not saying it cannot be done, I'm just saying you should have plenty of liquor available when you do it. :^(
> -kto

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