Switching to Visual Studio 2013

Kyle Huey me at kylehuey.com
Fri Aug 22 14:39:07 UTC 2014

On Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:27 PM, David Major <dmajor at mozilla.com> wrote:
> We plan to switch the Windows build machines to Visual Studio 2013 on the Firefox 35 train.
> Some benefits from this change:
> * No more linker OOM crashes. VS2013 includes a 64-bit toolchain for 32-bit builds, so the linker will no longer be limited to 4GB address space.
> * The linker capacity opens the door for merging our binaries into libxul (like we do on the other platforms)
> * More than 2x improvement in PGO build times
> * Better language support
> The tracking bug is 914596. The remaining blockers are here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/showdependencytree.cgi?id=914596&hide_resolved=1
> David
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Awesome!  Thanks for taking this on.

- Kyle

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