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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2006 14:47:42 GMT
shall we give it a whirl? :)

Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> I think that we can easily combine two approaches:
> 1. Try to copy msvcr71.dll from system32.
> 2. If it does not exist there, try to download it
> 3. If it is impossible, print a message.
> 
> This is probably the best we can do. Without distributing msvcr71.dll
> from Harmony site.
> 
> SY, Alexey
> 
> 2006/12/20, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
>>
>>
>> Ivanov, Alexey A wrote:
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: Geir Magnusson Jr. [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
>> >> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 1:41 PM
>> >> To: dev@harmony.apache.org
>> >> Subject: Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Tim Ellison wrote:
>> >>> Ivanov, Alexey A wrote:
>> >>>> In default installation WinXP does not have this library in
>> > system32.
>> >>>> This library is installed by Visual Studio 2003 and may be installed
>> > by
>> >>>> other software which was compiled with Visual Studio 2003 (which
is
>> >>>> v7.1). Visual Studio 2002 (v7.0) has msvc70.dll, if I remember
>> >>>> correctly.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> That is it may happen system lacks for this DLL. And Microsoft
>> >>>> recommends avoiding copying DLLs to system32 when installing an
>> >>>> application. Thus we better distribute this DLL in snapshots and
>> > further
>> >>>> releases because users may not have it.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On the other hand, if a person has Microsoft compiler installed,
the
>> > DLL
>> >>>> will most likely be in system32.
>> >>>>
>> >>>> That's it.
>> >>> Agreed -- we were getting that DLL so we could distribute it to our
>> >>> users who may not have the compiler installed.
>> >>>
>> >>> If we think it is more reliable to grab the DLL from system32/ than
>> >>> download it we can do that.  I guess we look for a env var to figure
>> > out
>> >>> where windows is installed...
>> >>
>> >> Ok - so we seem to be agreed that :
>> >>
>> >> 1) We can't count on it being on a user's machine
>> >>
>> >> 2) We don't need to download it because it will be part of the tool
>> > chain
>> >> 3) We need to then find it.
>> >>
>> >> Could we do something like
>> >>
>> >>    GetModuleFileName(LoadLibrary(....), buffer, size);
>> >
>> > I guess it will work. But this should be in an application and the DLL
>> > must be available in PATH so that LoadLibrary is able to load it.
>> >
>> > I think it's easier just to copy it from system32 folder right from
>> > build.xml. If a user is going to compile Harmony on Windows, they need
>> > Microsoft compiler installed and thus they will have the DLL in
>> > system32.
>> >
>>
>> I thought it wasn't guaranteed to be there, even if MSVC installed?  if
>> that's not the case - if it is actually guaranteed to be there - then
>> yes, I agree
>>
>> geir
>>
>>
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Alexey.
>> >
>> >> to figure it out?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Alexey A. Ivanov
>> > Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division
>>

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