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From Andy Wang <>
Subject Re: building httpd 2.2 on windows automation question.
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:36:39 GMT
I should add that I've done a little big of digging into MS 
documentation and googling, and I think there is no way around a manual 
dsw-sln conversion. has a /Upgrade option that will probably do #2 for me , but I 
don't think there's a way around the dsw to sln conversion.

So I'm asking on here hoping maybe someone had a bright idea that worked :)


On 07/14/2015 10:22 AM, Andy Wang wrote:
> I wanted to just send a quick email out to see if anyone is familiar
> enough with the windows compile process to see if there are any thoughts
> on how to improve what I'm doing.
> So a few quick points
> 1) i'm using the unix source to prep the source tree
> 2) i'm not using any external makefiles/visual studio project files
> the intent of my build is to be able to build httpd with no dependencies
> on anything but the httpd project and official vanilla dependencies
> (openssl, zlib).
> I'm currently automating MOST of my build using a cygwin bash script to
> prep my source tree.
> What I end up doing after this is manual steps based on posts and advice
> I've seen on the httpd mailing list as well as apachelounge forums:
> 1) first open the dsw in visual studio 8 and convert it to a new sln
> project - apparently something to do with visual studio 10 conversion
> doesn't work
> 2) open in visual studio 10 and convert to a visual studio 10 sln file.
> 3) build the project
> I'm pretty sure #3 can simply be done with nmake, but I'm not sure, but
> since I'm already in the visual studio project as a result of #2 i'd
> never bothered to try.
> My main question is does anyone know how to automate 1 and 2 in a way
> that can be done via a script?  It would greatly increase the efficiency
> of my build if I don't have to monitor it occasionally.
> The cmake process for 2.4 is pretty nice :)  one .sh script kicks that
> off thanks to help received from Jeff.
> Thanks,
> Andy

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