#1907 manifest tool needed for windows vista/7/8 compatibility

OTHER
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nobody
Feature
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Unknown
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2013-02-15
2011-11-20
No

he microsoft visual c++ compiler has a manifest tool mt.exe for modifying executables and adding in manifest xml resources, which makes executables vista, 7, and 8 compatible (in other words, they won't get shoved into the virtual store when stored in the newly protected directory c:\program files\ - or is it executed?).

see http://JesusnJim.com/code/copmpilers/mingw.html
for documentation on the microsoft XML manifest format and how it should be added as a windows resource.

a specially done manifest can be made to be compatible with xp and windows 9x/me, but if you get it incorrectly formatted, the program will not execute on vista/7/8, and especially not on 9x/me.

Discussion

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-15

    Ticket moved from /p/mingw/feature-requests/100/

     
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-15
    • labels: --> manifest, relevance?
    • milestone: --> OTHER
    • type: --> Feature
    • resolution: --> none
    • category: --> Unknown
    • patch_attached: --> False
     

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