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Revision 2387 of Windows Prerequisites

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Should the packages list also mention the "patch" and "cvs" packages? I remember being annoyed that it wasn't installed, but I'm not 100% sure that it was required to get patch. - DBaron 19:34:14, 2005-10-05 (PDT)

There is an older version of the MS PSDK from 2003 here. One user in the Mozillazine forums said he had better luck building with this than the newer one, which was released in 2005. - Napolj2 09:08:48, 2005-11-11 (PST)

I wanted to mention that I was compiling xulrunner on win2k with no OS service pack, and the compile was dying during the final link of the toolkit. I tried numerous things to get the compile to work, but they all failed. I then installed the win2k SP4, and after this the build worked. This led me to wonder if the Hardware Requirements section was incomplete. Perhaps a service pack is needed? - Briprowe 15:43, 12 December 2005 (PST)

Can somebody explain why choosing DOS line endings is recommended? The cygwin manual strongly recommends against them "unless you have a very good reason to switch". Momoko 07:16, 19 December 2005 (PST)

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<p>Should the packages list also mention the "patch" and "cvs" packages?  I remember being annoyed that it wasn't installed, but I'm not 100% sure that it was required to get patch. - <a href="User:DBaron">DBaron</a> 19:34:14, 2005-10-05 (PDT)
</p><p>There is an older version of the MS PSDK from 2003 <a class="external" href="http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/psdk-full.htm">here</a>.  One user in the Mozillazine forums said he had better luck building with this than the newer one, which was released in 2005. - <a href="User:Napolj2">Napolj2</a> 09:08:48, 2005-11-11 (PST)
</p><p>I wanted to mention that I was compiling xulrunner on win2k with no OS service pack, and the compile was dying during the final link of the toolkit.  I tried numerous things to get the compile to work, but they all failed.  I then installed the win2k SP4, and after this the build worked.  This led me to wonder if the Hardware Requirements section was incomplete.  Perhaps a service pack is needed? - <a href="User:Briprowe">Briprowe</a> 15:43, 12 December 2005 (PST)
</p><p>Can somebody explain why choosing DOS line endings is recommended? The cygwin manual strongly recommends against them "unless you have a very good reason to switch". <a href="User:Momoko">Momoko</a> 07:16, 19 December 2005 (PST)
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