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Message 22288 - Posted: 4 Jan 2009, 16:50:14 UTC

Hi All,

This is my first post.

I'm getting the development environment setup to look at the source code. I am using Windows Vista. Is VS 2005 Express the preferred tool for editing/compiling the source code or does it matter? I've searched but didn't see anything related to this topic.

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Message 22289 - Posted: 4 Jan 2009, 17:16:07 UTC - in response to Message 22288.  

The preferred version is VS2005. See http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CompileClient#Windows
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Message 22290 - Posted: 4 Jan 2009, 17:52:48 UTC - in response to Message 22289.  

Ok, thanks. I hadn't seen that section yet.
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Message 22291 - Posted: 4 Jan 2009, 18:06:03 UTC - in response to Message 22290.  

I must say that I didn't say you can't do it with VS 2008 EE, but in case you run into trouble, then try VS 2005 EE. ;-)
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Message 22294 - Posted: 4 Jan 2009, 21:33:29 UTC - in response to Message 22291.  

Is the preferred Microsoft SDK for VS2005EE the .NET 3.0 framework? And for VS2008EE the .NET3.5 framework? Are there any calls in BOINC to the .NET 3.5 framework? Or is the .NET framework even used at all?

I have VC++ w/SP1 installed and am installing the MS SDK now. The .NET 3.0 has the VS2005 c++ compiler but the .NET 3.5 has the VS2008 c++ compiler. Not sure if there are any major differences between the compilers but if the boinc dev environment is using VS2005 I will install the .NET 3.0 framework unless someone posts otherwise. Usually the later release is backward compatible, but not always for every function or method.

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Message 22412 - Posted: 13 Jan 2009, 17:02:14 UTC - in response to Message 22294.  

Sorry for the late reply, but I've been ill.
Is the preferred Microsoft SDK for VS2005EE the .NET 3.0 framework? And for VS2008EE the .NET3.5 framework? Are there any calls in BOINC to the .NET 3.5 framework? Or is the .NET framework even used at all?

.NET is not used by BOINC. But as far as I know, the Microsoft SDK needs at least .NET 1.1, other than that best check at the Microsoft site what the dependencies are.
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