visual c++ 2005 success

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Jan 5 16:50:35 CST 2010

Well, golly.  Now that Rob has fixed the /Zi bug, Visual C++ 2005
seems to be building small apps pretty well.  There are three or so
gotchas to be aware of:
1) apps like gyp's unit test won't be able to build until you've
run the IDE once so it can register itself
2) you have to install winbind or /Zi will still be broken
3) the first run of a devenv /Zi build will hang after starting the pdb service;
you have to kill it to recovert.  Further runs (until reboot) will work fine.

See for a nice
script to demonstrate the latter problem.

Oh, and you can't create projects; our ie implementation isn't
good enough to run the wizard yet.  But you can use projects
that were created earlier.

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