Building tests with MSVC 6 broken?

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Feb 5 20:08:45 CST 2008

On Feb 5, 2008 5:01 PM, Francois Gouget <fgouget at> wrote:
> The solution is to use Visual Studio 2005 which is a free download.
> There's still some hitches there:
>  * it does not use .dsp files anymore but can convert them to the new
>    XML build files.
>  * in the process it loses some dll imports so you'll have to add them
>    back manually, for each test. So it's feasible to compile individual
>    tests but compiling all of them is a real pain.
>    otherwise you'll get a ton of warnings.

I gathered that, but check out my next post, there are other
roadblocks.  Maybe if I use the right Windows SDK (as pointed out by John Klehm)
some of these will go away.

> What this means is that msvcmaker needs to be updated to generate the
> new XML build files directly, all with the right settings.


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