windows ddk build over cygwin build

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Sophia, Aug 27, 2004.

  1. Sophia

    Sophia Guest

    Are there any significant pro's and con's of driver build using native
    windows ddk build utility on windows platform over cygwin build? does whql
    expect any kind of specific build process?

    Sophia, Aug 27, 2004
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  2. Sophia

    Mark Roddy Guest

    I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "ddk build utility...over cygwin
    build". The ddk build utility is going to use nmake and is going to
    expect specific environment variables to be set and is going to assume
    that it is using the microsoft compilation toolset. None of that
    correlates to the cygwin toolset. On the other hand if you are using
    cygwin's version of make as a front end to drive a build process that
    includes invoking the ddk build utility, that might work, depending on
    how you arrange to invoke ddk build.

    As Don pointed out, you are basically asking if it is ok to hurt
    yourself, and the answer is, if you really must hurt yourself, and you
    have good reason for doing so, then go ahead.

    WHQL has no idea how you built your driver.


    Mark Roddy DDK MVP
    Windows 2003/XP/2000 Consulting
    Hollis Technology Solutions 603-321-1032
    Mark Roddy, Aug 27, 2004
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  3. Nobody will help you in resolving any issues with CygWin build.
    Also GCC is not compatible with MS's compiler in #pragma commands.

    So, use the suggested tools :)
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Aug 28, 2004
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