MSVC_C_RUNTIME_DLL choice to support building using VS14

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5 years ago
10 months ago

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(Reporter: xavier114fch, Unassigned)

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5 years ago
I am experimenting to build Firefox using VS14 (which is in CTP2 right now). Microsoft has announced that they are splitting the C Runtime (CRT) to 3 separate files, instead of a single msvcr140.dll.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2014/06/10/the-great-crt-refactoring.aspx

Older version of the MSVC DLLs to be packaged seems to be determined by MSVC_C_RUNTIME_DLL and MSVC_CXX_RUNTIME_DLL. While the latter one is still msvcp140.dll in VS14, which DLL files has to be packaged for MSVC_C_RUNTIME_DLL? From the blog post it seems to be vcruntime140.dll and desktopcrt140.dll, as Firefox is a desktop app. 

I wonder if MSVC_C_RUNTIME_DLL has to be expanded to include multiple MSVC DLLs due to this change.
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Comment 1

5 years ago
It should be all 3 files are needed.

Comment 2

4 years ago
(In reply to Xavier Fung from comment #1)
> It should be all 3 files are needed.

I can confirm all 3 files are needed at least with vs2015 preview.

Updated

10 months ago
Product: Core → Firefox Build System
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