POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : Visual Studio 2017 or 2019 : Re: Visual Studio 2017 or 2019 Server Time
26 Sep 2021 05:58:19 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Visual Studio 2017 or 2019  
From: clipka
Date: 19 Jun 2021 10:54:54
Message: <60ce053e$1@news.povray.org>
Am 19.06.2021 um 16:25 schrieb Mr:

>> does anyone happen to have VS 2017 and/or VS 2019 installed, and can try
>> to compile POV-Ray with "Platform Toolset" changed from `v140` to `v141`
>> or `v142`?
>>
>> I'd be interested to hear about your experience: Whether POV-Ray does
>> compile - whether it runs as expected - and if not, what might prevent
>> it from doing so.
> Hello. In Visual Studio 2019, windows 10:
> *Downloaded this :
> https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/archive/refs/heads/master.zip
> 
> *unzipped and opened this  ...\povray-master\windows\vs2015\povray.sln with
> option to auto update project toolset to v142
> 
> *Choosing "Debug" ; and "x64" in the top bar solution config rolldowns.
> 
> *changing     #define BUILT_BY "YOUR NAME (YOUR EMAIL)" line 128
> and removing  #error line 129 right below it of
> .....\povray-master\source\base\build.h
> 
> *picking GUI in Windows tagrets and top menu Generate > Generate Solution
> 
> * Waited a while and properly got pvengine64d.exe inside
> .....\povray-master\windows\vs2015\bin64
> Output message (originally in french)ended by :
> ========== Cleanup : 21 succeeded, 0 failed, 2 were ignored ==========
> 
> * Done a Generate > Cleanup solution and picked Release option before trying
> that right now!  My computer is an I7 Q720, so should I try Release-AVX or
> Release-SSE2 after that ?

Thanks for helping dig into this.

To be honest, I did expect it to compile. The big question is: Do the 
binaries actually do anything when you run them?

Mainly interested in the "pure" Debug and Release builds.


If they seem to work fine, please do me a favor and try again with 
`#define POVRAY_IS_BETA` enabled and `#define POV_RAY_HOST_VERSION ...` 
commented out in `source/base/version.h`.

I'd also be interested to learn what "auto update project toolset" does 
to the project files, besides changing the toolset from `v140` to `v142`.


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