Building on Windows from scratch - follow up

John Ralls jralls at
Mon Apr 28 16:01:44 EDT 2014

On Apr 28, 2014, at 12:27 PM, Christian Stimming <christian at> wrote:

> Am Montag, 28. April 2014, 18:56:48 schrieb Geert Janssens:
>>> For wild, not even in the oven yet, for the very long term, how about
>>> "build GC native in MSVC"?
>> :
>> :) Would require a copy of MSVC of course.
> Yeah, but this doesn't have to be costly: For our purposes, the free (as in 
> beer) "Express" editions of MS Visual Studio are just fine. Prefer the 2012 or 
> 2013 variant over any older version. You still need a MS Windows OS, though.

IIRC for those versions it needs to be Vista or later, and for 2013 might be Win7 or later.

John Ralls

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