Choosing which Visual Studio installation to use

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Thu Feb 15 15:22:40 UTC 2018

Hello Thomas,

If you have multiple versions installed, configure will pick the one to 
use in order of most supported. To explicitly pick one, you can use 
--with-toolchain-version=2010 (or some other number) and configure will 
look for that specific version of Visual Studio. Just pointing to an 
install dir or bin dir does not work because configure needs to know 
which version it is dealing with and we haven't implemented smart enough 
discovery logic to automatically figure that out.

Note that I recently added configure support for 2015 and 2017 in JDK 
11. This does NOT mean the product actually builds with those and 
configure will print warnings accordingly. We are working on properly 
supporting 2017, but it's apparently non trivial.


On 2018-02-14 03:24, 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.
> Thanks, Thomas

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