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Building on Win32 with VS2005

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-06 19:10:16 CET

I've built with the new VS2005, but it required some tweaks and since
I'm probably not going to have time to work on them for a few weeks I
thought I'd post a quick summary in case people start asking about it.

The 1st issue is minor but annoying -- the new compiler spits out a
million warnings due to the deprecation of lots of C functions (can be
suppressed with a define as indicated below):

.\threadproc\win32\proc.c(353) : warning C4996: 'getenv' was declared deprecated
        C:\VS2005\VC\include\stdlib.h(483) : see declaration of 'getenv'
        Message: 'This function or variable may be unsafe. Consider
using _dupenv_s instead. To disable deprecation, use
_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE. See online help for details.'

The 2nd issue is zlib123 -- the new ML doesn't like the assembly
version (tweaking build_zlib.bat or the generator to not use the
assembly version works fine):
inffas32.asm(594) : error A2070: invalid instruction operands
inffas32.asm(596) : error A2070: invalid instruction operands
inffas32.asm(610) : error A2070: invalid instruction operands
inffas32.asm(667) : error A2070: invalid instruction operands

The 3rd issue is linking with neon -- the new VS has 'changed' how
external makefile projects work -- they are no longer automatically
linked even if specified as a project dependency. libneon(D).lib has
to be explicitly specified in the linker inputs for the relevant
projects now.

The 4th issue is that one of the stats tests is failing -- it seems to
be due to a change in how wildcards on the commandline are handled,
but I haven't looked at it very closely yet. It does not seem to be
an actual problem with any code, just the test, at first glance.

Other than those build/test issues, it has worked fine so far.


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