digitalmars.D - Request: A more complete set of Windows SDK import libs
- Don Clugston <dac nospam.com.au> May 29 2006
The Windows API project has converted many header files to D, which require import libraries that are not included in the DMD download. They can be trivially constructed from Microsoft's .lib files by simply running coffimlib on them; but only Digital Mars has a license to redistribute the resulting files. It would be simplest for DMD to provide them. The ones which are missing that we're using right now are: mpr.lib rpcns4.lib netapi32.lib aclui.lib shlwapi.lib oleacc.lib imm32.lib setupapi.lib lz32.lib This list will grow with time (67 (0.45 Mb) of the 184 (2.37 Mb) MinGW headers are still completely unconverted). Also, some of the most recent Windows APIs are not included in the existing .lib files. So we'll eventually need the full set of .lib files. It's time to make D a serious development platform for Windows apps!
May 29 2006