From: Andrey Melnikov (melnikov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-29 07:25:37
David Abrahams wrote:
> the manifest generation step that became required in
It isn't required. It's optional. If you don't install CRT dlls in
WinSxs folder, you don't need manifests.
In VC8 Microsoft CRT libraries started to use Windows Side-by-Side
technology. If you use MSI merge modules to distribute the DLLs, on
Windows XP and later the DLLs are now installed in a subfolder of
WINDOWS\WinSxS folder instead of WINDOWS\SYSTEM32. Because this new
location isn't in PATH, you need to use Side-by-Side manifests (either
external or linked into the EXE/DLL as resources) to tell Windows where
to look for msvcr80.dll and friends.
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