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From Patricia Shanahan <>
Subject Re: Build on Windows
Date Thu, 16 May 2019 22:17:10 GMT

On 5/15/2019 8:06 PM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 4:45 AM Patricia Shanahan <> wrote:
>> "Install Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5. SP1
>> (recommended by Microsoft. Note: later versions of the Windows SDK will
>> not work. AOO can not be built with MSVC 2010 or 2012 - MSVC 2008 is
>> needed and is found in the Windows 7 SDK)"
>> Both the links given for installing the software get "download no longer
>> available".
>> Since I have built many times on the machine in question that download
>> cannot be necessary. Since the instructions do not specify the files, it
>> is difficult to search for them.
> That isn't good at all.
> My 13 March 2018 email entitled "First steps in building with MSVC 14 /
> Visual Studio 2015" described some of the work involved in using newer MSVC
> versions to build AOO. That "Windows Kit" needs better integration into the
> build and packaging, but I think it will limit us to Windows 7 and later
> (the irony being that the open-source mingw[-w64] toolchain, which only
> links to the primordial MSVCRT.DLL, could let us support even Windows 9x).
> Hopefully we can also simplify the current situation with the many MSVCR*
> versions we use in the process.
> Get started and I'll catch up in a few weeks when I am more free?

I did find old SDK files I already had, probably what I was using 
before. Unfortunately, I am now getting

"error: .NET exception occured: System.BadImageFormatException: Could 
not load file or assembly 'cli_basetypes' or one of its dependencies. 
This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded 
runtime and cannot be loaded.
File name: 'cli_basetypes'"

Since the build system is not my thing, I think I will wait until you 
have time to look at it. If my health then permits, I'll resume AOO 

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