A curiosity: how long does it take to compile Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Edric, Oct 5, 2006.

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    Edric Guest


    I was wondering how long does it take to compile a full OS like Windows
    Vista... Any place to find superficial details about that?

    Edric, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. Well...
    ....they went from build 5600 to 5728 in about three weeks...
    ...so if they were working full time 24 hours a day...
    ...that would be about 4 hours per build...
    Andrew Fiddian-Green, Oct 5, 2006
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    deebs Guest

    I'd guess at 8 years and counting
    deebs, Oct 5, 2006
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    Robert Firth Guest

    I was curious what language the majority of Vista was written in... I heard
    that XP was written in c and c++ with some assembly, but who knows.

    Robert Firth
    Robert Firth, Oct 6, 2006
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    Peca55 Guest

    I think that 'majority' of Vista, you mean 'kernel', is coded with pure C as
    things was since MSDOS 5. Personally I think that Vista is not a new thing
    (developed about five years), it's roots are in Windows Server 2003 with all
    security updates, new WDM model and a nice UI, but cost of not being fully
    backward compatible. All previous Microsoft's operating systems try to
    acknowledge the new existing hardware. Vista goes ahead and there is no fully
    compatible hardware up to date, maybe vendors give us dedicated Vista
    hardware in the next year!
    Peca55, Oct 6, 2006
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