Subject: Re: [boost] [VS2017][release] vswhere.exe
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-30 15:46:22
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Glen Fernandes via Boost <
> Mateusz wrote:
> > The utility is not deployed by any VS installer.
> > You need to download it separately, from GitHub.
> I hope that does not mean the Boost release itself would have to contain a
> Windows executable for the purpose of finding VS.
That is the general recommendation from Microsoft.
> Maybe by the next release the problem that would need solving isn't "How to
> find VS on a user's machine" but instead "How to find vswhere.exe on a
> user's machine".
> I wonder if the suggested solution to that problem would also involve
> iterating through drive letters A through Z...
Haha.. Indeed.. I would only hope that they install it someplace in the
PATH. But given the track record so far on this I guess that's a vain hope.
One of the suggestions to Microsoft I made is that they should install it
as an OS update <https://github.com/Microsoft/vswhere/issues/41>.
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