Somewhat wonkier Windows problem
kellyohair at gmail.com
Wed May 22 23:54:01 UTC 2013
If you accept the fact that the build may complete but not work, then fine.
But if you want the JDK you built to actually run, you will probably need to get the new msvcr*dll files placed in the jdk image area (in the bin dirs), manually or via the makefiles.
I also vaguely recall some silly thing with VS2012 that it was for Windows 8 only and you needed VS2012sp1 to be able to build for Windows releases before Windows 8? I'm not sure I remember that right. :^(
On May 22, 2013, at 4:27 PM, David Chase wrote:
> 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 gmail.com> 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. :^(
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