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

Thomas Dinges blender at dingto.org
Mon Nov 25 07:48:26 CET 2013

afaik since VS 2012, OpenMP is also supported in the Express version. So there should be no problem.

We don’t have a real schedule for this yet, but I agree that 2.70 would be a good target. 


P.S: Alex, I am pretty sure XP gets already destroyed, there are a lot of open holes. :D 

Am 25.11.2013 um 07:44 schrieb Alexandr Kuznetsov <kuzsasha at gmail.com>:

> Hi Jeffrey,
> Afaik, express versions of 2010+ have x64 support.
> But  no OpenMP.
> Best,
> Alex
> 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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