[issue14813] Can't build under VS2008 anymore
Martin v. Löwis
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Tue May 15 17:04:22 CEST 2012
Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> Well, VS 2010 is probably a multi-GB download and install. Besides,
> having to juggle between two different VS versions will quickly become
Sure. However, it is not feasible to keep the build systems for many
VS versions up-to-date, just because contributors are shy of installing
the current version. Tracking two build systems (autoconf and VS) is
already difficult enough.
> Speaking as a non-native Windows developer, there are enough hoops I
> must jump through to do occasional testing under a Windows VM. So I
> might simply stop caring.
This is free software. If you don't want to care, you don't have to.
It's the same as switching from Subversion to Mercurial: we probably
lost some contributors who never bothered to learn Mercurial. That
didn't stop us from switching. I expect that most occasional contributors
will find it easier to use VS 2010 than VS 2008.
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