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Re: Compiling SVN on Windows using Windows SDK

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 22:27:20 +0200

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.


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Received on 2012-05-24 22:27:58 CEST

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