[postgis-devel] About the build of postgis on windows platform

Paragon Corporation lr at pcorp.us
Mon Apr 9 05:06:59 PDT 2012

Not without a lot of work I'm afraid.  That's why we didn't go down that
route, we started off trying and gave up. Granted we don't have much
experience with VC.  No one has stepped up to spend the effort on it. 
We personally don't care much for VS 2008 (2008 is ancient at this point) so
we are definitely not willing to put in the effort for it.  The main reason
I don't like it is I'm running VC 2010 (just for web development) on my box
and evne that is old and 
I don't want to install yet another VS that takes eons to install and when I
can just copy my mingw chain to another computer and be done with it.  I
don't think the PostgreSQL system completely supports VC 2010 yet and even
if it did, we'd have to be distrbuting VC 2010 runtimes in the build, thus
making our packaging more complicated.
PostGIS make check tool chain is also very much designed to work under a
Unix environment so to check VS without that, I could never trust the build
I make with VS so I'd end up having to build with 2 chains.
So unless someone else is willing to put in the aggrevation of getting a
native VS build working, it ain't happening. 
Sorry to be so blunt about it,


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[mailto:postgis-devel-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of iihero
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 12:16 AM
To: postgis-devel
Subject: [postgis-devel] About the build of postgis on windows platform

For now, seems the native build of VS2005/2008 on windows platform is not
supported directly for postgis2.0.
Is it possible to get a makefile.vc to work for the postgis?

Since postgresql has already changed the default build mode on windows
platform, I think it's very useful to most of the developer.


iihero(Xiong He)  http://www.sql9.com


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