Bug 357481 - ESC should compile under MSVC 8.0 on Windows
Summary: ESC should compile under MSVC 8.0 on Windows
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: esc
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Windows
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jack Magne
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-30 00:07 UTC by Jack Magne
Modified: 2009-07-14 14:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:14:01 UTC
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Description Jack Magne 2007-10-30 00:07:10 UTC
Description of problem:

Currently to compile ESC on Windows, the user must use MSVC 7.1
This requirement is due to the fact that ESC relies upon and must build the
1.8.0.X series of the Mozilla software "Xulrunner".

This is desirable due to the fact that MSVC 8.0 can be acquired for free and is
a good candidate for cost aware developers.

Possible approaches to solve this:

1. Move to a newer cut of Xulrunner that is MSVC 8.0 friendly. Investigation of
how feasible this is will be done.

2. Archive the Xulrunner portion of the build as a binary investigate if the
remainder of ESC can compile and link under 8.0

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 03:47:18 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 23:08:04 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 14:14:01 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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