[Bf-committers] Migrating Blender builds to Visual Studio 2010

Thomas Dinges blender at dingto.org
Mon Apr 15 16:36:50 CEST 2013

Hi Jürgen,

Do you know what are the benefits of using VC 2010? Is Blender faster?
If there are no benefits for the end user, I don't see a reason to switch.

Regarding CUDA, I really hope nVidia will release a new Toolkit soon, 
which brings some improvements and support for VC 2012, this would be 

Best regards,

Am 15.04.2013 16:25, schrieb Jürgen Herrmann:
> Hi Thomas and Gaia,
> I tried the VS 2012 way before stepping down to 2010.
> Nvcc can be forced to work with VC 2012, but I don't consider this safe.
> VC 2012 express supports a good load of features previously only available in pro versions.
> Even OpenMP is in express now. But the compiler has several flaws. It crashes very often with normal optimization levels (O2 /Ob2).
> So I found porting to VC 2010 until MS brings patches for the compiler and nvidia brings VC 2012 support would make it a bit easier to take the step from 2010 to 2012 instead of 2008->2012
> I would volunteer to take over support for the 2010 build system and do the porting to vs 2012 when applicable.
> Best regards
> Jürgen
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Thomas Dinges
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