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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: ntwin32.mak dependency
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2006 06:49:56 GMT
When I was trying to use the free tool chain, I had to go find a 
replacement for ml, since it wasn't available anymore from MSFT (that I 
could find).

I think one good thing here is to try the GCC toolchain and see how far 
we get...  then it's "free as in beer" as well as "free as in not having 
rights to your innovations" ;)


Paulex Yang wrote:
> Hi,  Tor
> Personally I think you are right that we need commercial version of VC, 
> but AFAIK, the dependency is not ntwin32.mak(which is included in MS 
> Platform SDK, which can be freely downloaded from MS's website), but 
> some other utilities, such as the ml.exe to make .asm codes. I tried 
> platform SDK, .NET SDK, and vctoolkit from MS, but all these free tools 
> don't include the ml.exe. Ideas?
> Tor-Einar Jarnbjo:
>> Hi,
>> when building Harmony on Windows, the makefile in 
>> native-src\win.IA32\makefile includes ntwin32.mak. Could it be that 
>> this "utility" file is only included with the commercial versions of 
>> Visual C++/Studio? If so, and if this is the only dependency on the 
>> commercial version, would it be easily feasible for someone to replace 
>> the file with someone else, making it possible to compile Harmony with 
>> the freely available MS C++ compiler and nmake? Or is it just 
>> something here, that I haven't understood?
>> Tor

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