Choosing which Visual Studio installation to use

Michal Vala mvala at
Wed Feb 14 15:20:23 UTC 2018


On 02/14/2018 12:24 PM, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> Hi all,
> On Windows, if one has multiple VS installations side by side, is it
> possible to choose which Visual Studio installation to use?
> Note that I start the configure script from within the cygwin shell.

OpenJDK configure is reading VS environment properties 
VS100COMNTOOLS/VS120COMNTOOLS/VS140COMNTOOLS etc. One option is to set just one 
of them. AFAIK configure takes latest supported VS (2013 for ojdk9).

Another option is to use configure parameters, but I don't know how exactly use 
them. Try to look to configure help

$ bash ./configure --help | grep toolchain
   --with-tools-dir        alias for --with-toolchain-path for backwards
   --with-toolchain-path   prepend these directories when searching for
                           toolchain binaries (compilers etc)
   --with-toolchain-type   the toolchain type (or family) to use, use '--help'
                           the version of the toolchain to look for, use
   --with-build-devkit     Devkit to use for the build platform toolchain
                           [toolchain dependent]
The following toolchains are available as arguments to --with-toolchain-type.

Michal Vala
Red Hat Czech

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