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From "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petre...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [build] Downloading dependencies
Date Wed, 20 Dec 2006 14:58:53 GMT
I can implement this.

2006/12/20, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com>:
> 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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