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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] Harmony enabling at Windows / x86_64
Date Tue, 20 Feb 2007 01:57:31 GMT

On Feb 19, 2007, at 3:49 PM, Gregory Shimansky wrote:

> Alexei Zakharov wrote:
>> Hi Ivan,
>> Thank you for doing this first of all. IMO patches look good in
>> general. However, I'd like to emphasize two things (I've already told
>> you in private about them) and let others to comment on it.
>> 1. In your patch you suggest to use MSVC 2005 - msvcr80.dll is used
>> instead of msvcr71.dll for example. Currently MSVC 2003 is required
>> for building the classlib. However, MSVC 2005 adds extensive support
>> for developing of 64bit applications and it looks like a natural
>> choice for 64bit Windows platform. So am +1 for supporting both  
>> MSVCs.
>> But I also would like to know if there are any other opinions.
>
> I think it would be good if we had a choice of microsoft tools  
> version. If we can support MSVC 2005 on x86_64, why not allow to  
> use it on x86 too? The only freely available development  
> environment from MS site is MSVC 2005 Community Edition. So if we  
> support it, it will help development for x86 version of windows.
>

Well... does it work?  besides the rt dll issue, what else is  
there?   Is nmake backwards compatible?  I thought one problem was  
that 2005 was missing something that 2003 had...

geir


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