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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Firebird 2.5 compliation with Visual Studio C++ 2008 (aka VC9.0) on Windows

Watch it here

http://vimeo.com/14190827



Firebird 2.5 compliation with Visual Studio C++ 2008 (aka VC9.0) on Windows from Marius Adrian Popa on Vimeo.


"Firebird 2.5 compliation with Visual Studio C++ 2008 (aka VC9.0) on Windows

1.Install the Visual Studio C++ 2008 Express .Skip the sql server install :)
http://www.microsoft.com/express/downloads/#Visual_Studio_2008_Express_Downloads


2.Download Firebird 2.5 source code RC3 Tar.bz2 .
http://firebirdsql.org/index.php?op=files&id=fb250_rc3
Open it and extract it with 7zip somewhere in C:\Firebird2.5_src

3.Download Sed from GnuWin I had to extract in c:\gnuwin32
http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/

4.Add gnuwin c:\gnuwin32\bin to the PATH envirnoment variable , test it from a new console if it works by typing sed it should show you something abut gnu sed help



5.Eliminate the fb2control from firebird2 solution if you are using Visual Studio EXpress (doesn't support MFC) and it's only the control pannel applet and try to build it , it should give you no errors when you build the solution.

6.From cmd in builds\src dir and run in order

make_icu

make_boot

make_all

If all is ok under output_Win32 you should have the bin folder include and lib

[HURRAY :) ]

ps: Video was done so that Firebird extension to be included into the next php release and it describe how to compile it on a windows machine
http://wiki.php.net/internals/windows/libs/firebird#building_php_interbase.dll_with_vc9

I have used the ie8 testing virtual machine for this video so the licence of the Windows machine is OK
psps: google sucks i couldn't upload there because is larger than 15 Minutes and i couldn't figure it out howto cut it with kdenlive , pitivi ...yet"

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