- Installed Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2003
- Installed Microsoft Installable File System
- Installed MKS Toolkid
- Changed script to resolve dependancies with new system
- Updated env.pm to use cygpath
Microsoft InstallationsInstallation of Visual Studio.NET and the Installable File System took forever mostly due to the fact that I was installing is off a share from Roseville.
MKS ToolkitAfter installing MKS Toolkit I went back to turn off the various services it installs that conflicts with Cygwin. The streamBuild.pl process uses Cygwin so we need that too. I'm not particularly impressed with MKS Toolkit. For example, before MKS installed I tried executing a few of the executables that had been installed already. Each popped up with a dialog box saying it couldn't get a license. Fair enough as the installation had not yet finished. However, this does mean that each time an executable is executed additional work needs to be done to check the license.
In general MKS seems clunkier than Cygwin and less complete. Of course I am biased and unfamilar with MKS. For example, I don't know how MKS handles /etc/passwd and mapping of uids to sids.