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digitalmars.D - system dlls + implib

reply "Jason King" <jhking airmail.net> writes:
I just (with Rikki Catermolle's kind help) worked out a problem 
who's genesis was an old version of oleaut32.lib in the dmd 
directories.  I wound up "creating" the missing entry via 
coffimplib and the windows sdk.  Were I less hard-headed that 
would have stopped me in my tracks.
If we can include newer windows system libs with DMD I'll be 
happy to generate them.  If copyrights prevent distributing new 
libs but we can distribute the defs (so then all that's necessary 
is implib + the original system dll) I can do that, too.
My preferred solution would be to take all the "system" libs in 
%D_HOME%\dmd2\windows\lib and replace them with the output of 
coffimplib vs. the corresponding libs in the Windows 8.1 SDK.
2nd solution (if first fails a copyright issue) would be to 
create those same def files so that then a person with windows 
and implib can fix the problem w/o the SDK.
Jun 24 2014
next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
Windows SDK EULA prohibits redistribution. You can get defs from 
mingw project.
Jun 24 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Jason King" <jhking airmail.net> writes:
On Tuesday, 24 June 2014 at 13:55:27 UTC, Kagamin wrote:
 Windows SDK EULA prohibits redistribution. You can get defs 
 from mingw project.

I know I can get headers, but headers aren't the problem. The problem is that the libs already being distributed are woefully out of date.
Jun 24 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
defs are not headers
Jun 24 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent "Kagamin" <spam here.lot> writes:
You can compile them with dlltool or get precompiled import 
libraries from mingw precompiled distribution.
Jun 24 2014
prev sibling parent "Daniel Murphy" <yebbliesnospam gmail.com> writes:
"Jason King"  wrote in message news:kmupmtxrwlgzivuirihl forum.dlang.org...

 If we can include newer windows system libs with DMD I'll be happy to 
 generate them.  If copyrights prevent distributing new libs but we can 
 distribute the defs (so then all that's necessary is implib + the original 
 system dll) I can do that, too.

I can't imagine newer versions would somehow be less legal to distribute than older versions. Import libs are basically just a different format of a defs file anyway. I say go for it.
Jun 24 2014