Re: Patch 6.1.424 (extra)
- Walter Briscoe wrote:
> In message <200303311808.h2VI8fP08776@...> of Mon, 31 Mar 2003I hesitated to include this change, since I also don't quite understand
> 20:08:41 in , Bram Moolenaar <Bram@...> writes
> >Patch 6.1.424 (extra)
> >Problem: Win32: Gvim compiled with VC++ 7.0 run on Windows 95 does not show
> > menu items.
> >Solution: Define $WINVER to avoid an extra item is added to MENUITEMINFO.
> > (Muraoka Taro)
> >Files: src/Make_mvc.mak
> When this change was proposed, I asked if a corresponding change should
> be made to Make_ivc.mak; I got no response. I seem to recall that we
> were not told why the change worked. I suppose I should wait for
> somebody to complain about such a problem. I shall probably run VC 7.x
> on my next machine when I buy it. Hopefully, nobody else will use such a
> perverse combination of environment choices.
how it works. The Make_bc5.mak makefile contains the same construction,
that's probably a hint that it does work and not cause trouble.
To try out this change requires VC 7.0, which I don't have. For
Make_ivc.mak you have to find out what is the best place to add it. And
to test it you need to compile Vim with VC 7.0 (probably on Win XP) and
test it on Win 95. Only for people who have a whole row of computers!
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- Around about 01/04/2003 09:33, Bram Moolenaar typed ...
> I hesitated to include this change, since I also don't quite understand'WINVER' is used to select which set of Windows headers to use, and
> how it works. The Make_bc5.mak makefile contains the same construction,
> that's probably a hint that it does work and not cause trouble.
hence define backwards compatibility. Up to and including DevStudio 6
(which we have here), the default is 0x0400 which should give pretty
much full backwards compatibility.
Some of our team have had to explicitly set it to 0x0500 to engage
some W2K features. I guess the default for DS7/.NET is now 0x0400.
I would say that any DS build ought to specify WINVER=0x0400; I
can't say whether WINVER is used by any other W32 compilers though.
[neil@fnx ~]# rm -f .signature
[neil@fnx ~]# ls -l .signature
ls: .signature: No such file or directory
[neil@fnx ~]# exit
- At 05:47 a.m. 01/04/2003, Neil Bird wrote:
> I would say that any DS build ought to specify WINVER=0x0400; I can'tIt is an option of the Win32 API library and headers. All compilers can use it.
> say whether WINVER is used by any other W32 compilers though.