From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-29 08:15:44
Andrey Melnikov <melnikov_at_[hidden]> writes:
> 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.
Sorry, we were told quite explicitly by Martyn Lovell at Microsoft
that it's required. You can argue with him if you like.
> 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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