Windows: Replace VisualStudio with gcc/clang?

Stephen Colebourne scolebourne at
Tue Mar 13 22:40:01 UTC 2018

On 12 March 2018 at 15:36, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at> wrote:
> On 2018-03-12 03:18, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> Just to comment on this. Microsoft has introduced standalone C++ build
> tools:
> I haven't looked into it yet, but it seems to be a much more lightweight
> alternative to installing Visual Studio if you just want to be able to build
> something. We should certainly make sure this works when full support for VS
> 2017 is in.

>From my perspective, something needs to change, as I found it
completely impossible to install the old Visual Studio releases the
JDK demands (and it took ages just to find them). Requiring outdated
tooling to build the JDK really isn't great.


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