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From "Marc Mongenet" <>
Subject Compiling Apache for Microsoft Windows document
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2007 02:01:21 GMT

I compiled with Visual C++ 2005 Express
following the instructions given by
On IRC, niq suggested me to post comments/suggestions for improvement
on the dev list.

Note that I am not very familiar with VC++.

I propose to separate the "requirements" (disk space, Visual C++
minimal version, Platform SDK version, awk) from "compilation
instructions" (running VCVARS32, setenv.bat, perl srclib\apr\build\
-2005, ...) For instance, it is not very clear (for me) if
"c:\Program Files\Platform SDK\setenv.bat" must be run only one
time (installation), or after each reboot (compilation instruction).

I also suggest to seperate the instructions for command line compilation
from the instructions for the GUI. Because in the current document, it is
not always 100% clear if a sentence applies to command line compilation
or GUI compilation.

The "Warning about building Apache from the development tree"
(or at least a link to the warning) could be placed somewhere near
the top of the document.

The paragraph starting with "Exported .mak files pose a greater
hassle" is a bit difficult to understand.

Minor details:

I do not have
"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\Bin\VCVARS32"
but I have
"c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\bin\vcvars32.bat"

I do not have
"c:\Program Files\Platform SDK\setenv.bat"
but I have
 "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Platform SDK\SetEnv.Cmd"
(not sure it performs the same actions)

The GUI did not convert .dsp files to ".msproj" files but to
".vcproj" files.

Marc Mongenet
Creator of the Web 2 Markup Language

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