I am sure that I am missing something fundamental here, but couldn't we just
use the Platform SDK? Not distribute it, I understand that, but just
download it and put it on the header and library search paths?
Ok, so there will be some MS specific pragmas or something in there, but has
anyone tried to write a script that would ming-ify the PSDK.
That would be a painful install to be sure, install msys, install mingw,
install PSDK, run munging script. But for all of the stuff that is missing
from w32 runtime, wouldn't that be a 100% solution without always trying to
I must admit I have not even tried this myself. I will go find that
platform sdk download now.
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>>The problem is that we as an open source project
>>cannot use Microsoft's headers as a basis for
>>any work, so as to remove any question of taint.
>>This means that these numbers have to be
>>gathered from other information sources, which
>>usually means somewhere on the msdn site. All of
>>the existing headers were created in this way
> I suspect if you were actually investigate
> where all the values, names and other details
> were copied from in all the existing header
> files you'ld discover many cases like the UUID
> library where no "legitimate" source can be
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