[Monetdb-developers] Obsolete reference to buildtools\conf\winrules.msc

Sander Kruseman kruseman at xs4all.nl
Wed Oct 6 22:14:53 CEST 2010

I got the sources using Mercurial, including the buildtools folder, and notice that the Windows 
build instructions match this tree better than the one from the super tar ball. I still don't see 
why the tar ball's contents lack the buildtools folder, but now I'm making progress again :O)


Sander Kruseman wrote:
> Dear MonetDB team,
> I am trying to build a MonetDB client on Windows, following the 
> instructions in "1.24 Building MonetDB On Windows". In every package's 
> folder named "NT" is a file named "rules.msc" which references: 
> \..\..\buildtools\conf\winrules.msc. But none of the (nightly or 
> release) tarballs contains the buildtools folder.
> My question: are the tarballs not expected to be built from, and should 
> I choose a different route, or is the reference obsolete and can I fix 
> this myself until the distro is fixed?
> Background: Actually all I need is the file mapilib.lib, in order to be 
> able to use the mapi programming interface using mapilib.dll. Since this 
> file is not provided, I hope to create it myself by building the clients 
> component (on Win64).
> cheers,
> Sander Kruseman

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