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RE: can i build NT service and/or driver without DDK -?

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
It can be done. I've heard of developers using Borland or Watcom compilers
to build drivers (with the DDK) instead of using Visual C++. I saved a
newsgroup posting detailing the steps involved. It is a painful thing to
do, but it can be done.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Danilo Almeida [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2000 10:52 AM
To: NT Developers Interest List
Cc: NT Developers Interest List
Subject: [ntdev] RE: can i build NT service and/or driver without DDK ?

> Is anywhere other methods to build NT drivers and/or services
> For example, gnu (mingw32) ld linker script?
> Or any other compilers/linkers ?

AFAIK, the Windows 2000 DDK is a free download these days. (See Therefore, there is little reason not to
use the MS DDK. The licensing terms sound sensible. However, I am not
aware of anyone using the DDK with a copiler/linker other than MSVC++.

- Danilo

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