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How to build a release for Windows, step by step guide for Release Master or Windows Team
The main windows build box (also responsible for http://windows.php.net/snapshots/ builds) is located at our UK based Windows host (ask the Windows Team for the address) and is accessible via rdp (remote desktop protocol) not ssh. Currently Pierre, Rob, Elizabeth and Bjori have accounts on it. The VC6 and VC9 compilers are used for the builds - with service packs and the last sdk that works with vc6 (feb 2003) Licenses are Pierre's copies. Details about the SDK can be found here
Libraries for the box are in c:\php-sdk\mytree\vcvers\architecture\deps
Although there are .sh files set up to sync the libraries on Edin's personal box with the build box, since library updates have since been put directly on the build box please don't use them.
Snaps are running via cygwin using a cron job and sh files - the only current issue with snaps is permissions on the wix binaries (any cygwin guru's around?)
There is currently no documentation at all for release builds
Configure lines for release builds
- Release_TS build (threadsafe build) “--enable-snapshot-build” “--with-gd=shared”
- Release build (non-threadsafe build) “--enable-snapshot-build” “--with-gd=shared” “--disable-zts” “--disable-isapi” “--disable-activescript”
The box is 64 bit - so 64 bit builds are possible in the future.