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Re: Compiling SVN on Windows using Windows SDK

From: Cristian Amarie <cristian.amarie_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 07:06:12 +0300

If I remember well, Platform SDK contains the same (AFAIK) toolchain
(C, C++ compilers, linker, rc etc.). That until PSDK for Windows 8;
the bad news indeed is that command line tools seems to be removed
from Windows SDK 8:
  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/hh852363.aspx
"The Windows SDK no longer ships with a complete command-line build
environment. The Windows SDK now requires a compiler and build
environment to be installed separately."

There is also a less known option (other than a MSDN subscription), to
become enrolled in MS Partner Program. This allow small teams to have
a number of licenses (including Windows 7 and a Visual Studio
standard, last time I checked, having a Microsoft ActionPack for
Developers and Designers. Last time I payed around 400 E on this)
which *may* be used as a backup solution by some.
More details about this here:
https://partner.microsoft.com/global/program/memgettingstarted/gsbenefits
(probably you will need a Windows Live account to access the benefits
page and the site is fully working only using IE (no comments...)).

Cristian

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM, Stefan KŁng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24.05.2012 21:55, Mark Phippard wrote:
>>
>> I know we have done work in recent versions so that you can compile
>> SVN on Windows using just the freely available Windows SDK. †Note that
>> Microsoft is changing things so that this will no longer be possible.
>> This is just a heads-up for anyone who is currently relying on that
>> option.
>>
>>
>> http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/no-cost-desktop-software-development-is-dead-on-windows-8/
>>
>> You can still build SVN with a licensed version of Visual Studio, but
>> the free SDK option will cease to be an option, at least with the
>> newer SDK.
>>
>
> But you can get the new compiler by installing VC-Express. Sure, the new
> VC-Express won't let you create desktop projects, but the compiler is still
> there and can be used the same way the compiler from current SDKs can be
> used.
> Only the IDE of VC-Express 11 doesn't have the ability to create desktop or
> console apps, the compiler/linker still can.
>
> It's one more download/install step instead of getting everything with the
> SDK. But nothing more.
>
> Stefan
>
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