Re: [edk2] VS2010x86 toolchain?

Subject: Re: [edk2] VS2010x86 toolchain?

From: "Brian J. Johnson" <>


Date: 2012-09-07 17:14:52

On 09/06/2012 01:59 PM, Lee Fisher wrote:
>   > Also, I would not that the tools_def.template file mistakenly says
>   > that the Premium edition of VS is required (as noted in a previous
>   > post) when, in fact, it does not require more than Pro.
> As perhaps the only person confused enough to ask on the list, +1. :-)
>   > I haven't tried it with the Express editions for 32-bit builds
>   > personally. But that would lower the barrier-to-entry even
>   > further.
> Has anyone investigated if the MSC toolchain included in the Win7 SDK
> and/or Win7 WDK is sufficient, w/o needing VS?

I've used the toolchain from the older WINDDK 3790.1830 without problems 
to build BIOS images.  I'm not sure that it's capable of generating a 
win32 binary for EmulatorPkg, though.

I haven't tried the Windows 7 SDK or WDK.



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