Compiler-support on Windows for KDE 4.0

Jaroslaw Staniek js at
Thu Jul 27 09:11:15 BST 2006

Carsten Niehaus said the following, On 2006-07-27 09:56:

> In Kalzium we want to introduce a dependency (of course with a 
> configure-check) on GSL [1]. It should be possible to build GSL with minGW, 
> Cygwin, MSVC++ .Net, but perhaps not with MSVC 6++ [2].
> As KDE4 will support Windows it should be compilable, of course ;-) Now my 
> question is: Is there already a list of minimum-version we will demand? If I 
> googled correctly MSVC 6 is already 8 years old so I guess that we will 
> demand something newer?

Don't worry, MSVC has been droped back in 2004 or so when it failed to compile 
kdelibs/kate/ interfaces, IIRC due to lack support for "partial template 
specialization". No service pack will fix this.

The minimum for MSVC is 2003 version (aka .NET), this is the one I use.

> Next question: is there something like an automated daily/weekly build for 
> windows as I have no access to a windowssystem but would at least like to get 
> info why/where my code break in windows (in case it breaks)...

I've seen this last week for sure but forgot the URL. Let's grep

regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
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