[Bf-committers] Windows: Switch to vc2012 status?

Alexandr Kuznetsov kuzsasha at gmail.com
Mon Nov 25 07:44:52 CET 2013

Hi Jeffrey,

Afaik, express versions of 2010+ have x64 support.
But  no OpenMP.


On 11/25/2013 1:00 AM, Jeffrey H wrote:
> Thomas,
> If we are to implement these new libs, buildbot will need to be rebuilt on
> the slave machine. Would I be able to use the Express version (assuming
> there is/will be one)? My primary concern is being able to build with
> OpenMP and x64 architectures. As far as I know, 2010+ compiles x64 in
> Express, but I'm having trouble finding definitive answers tonight. I
> realize there are workarounds, like the one I'm using for 2008 Express, but
> native capabilities are far easier to set up and maintain. Also, do we have
> a planned date to make the full switch to 2012+? Perhaps 2.70?
> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Alexandr Kuznetsov <kuzsasha at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hi Thomas,
>> On 11/24/2013 11:33 PM, Thomas Dinges wrote:
>>> Libs are still in SVN and will stay there as well:
>>> https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/lib/
>> Thanks for info.
>>> Will the builds still run on Windows XP then? I remember some problems
>>> with the VS 2012 builds afaik?
>>> Not that we should bother much, as even Microsoft itself drops support
>>> for it in a few weeks, but still...
>> Good question. I never tested it. It seems vc has a different toolset
>> for it:
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/jj851139.aspx
>> We are only missing remote debugging and static analysis. So, not much.
>> (But it is probably the last version with XP support)
>> And I think we should support XP until April 8, 2014, when all xp
>> computers will be destroyed by released vulnerabilities. ;)
>> Best,
>> Alex
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