[zeromq-dev] 4.1.x Windows Package

Peter LaDow pladow at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 22:52:39 CET 2016

On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 2:31 AM, Peter Ritter <ritter.pet at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting advice. Does this imply anything about future windows support?
> I'm also trying to support both Windows and Linux with my own project and I
> have a lot of trouble getting various  libraries to run  on windows because
> people just don't support windows as well anymore. I have version 4.0.4
> installed but there is no Visual Studio project  to build it myself. Is
> there a 'Build Guide' somewhere? Otherwise it is not clear what compiler
> settings and macro definitions are required to build this.

I'm using 4.0.4 for both Windows and Linux.  All I did was download
the 4.0.4 source zip (from http://download.zeromq.org/), and open the
project under builds/msvc/ in Visual Studio 2015.  VS2015 happily
converted it and it built fine.

> I'm happy with 4.0.4 for now because it does the job, so I have no immediate
> need to upgrade, but I would like to get rid of the .DLL and link to a .lib
> only, because the DLL just gets in the way.

I link statically, so I chose the static release build.  I had to be
sure to define ZMQ_STATIC when compiling my application.  But it
builds, links, and runs happily.


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