Running tzcode under Windows / C++ .NET

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Tue Nov 25 17:04:54 UTC 2008


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Ilya Shtein
IT Architect
Banking Solutions Strategic Architecture
Metavante Technologies
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Hello all,

we are using the TZ database on an embedded device. As the system has no
standard operating system (only a small proprietary MicroKernel) and is not
very powerful, we cannot use the TZ data “as is” on the device. Instead of
this, we create text files from the TZ data for the countries and the time
range we need on our system. The application that is used to create these
files, is written in C++ .NET (because our whole development and deployment
processes are done on Windows-based machines).

Currently I’m using a Linux machine to compile/make the code from
tzcode*.tar.gz and to create the binary tzfiles. These binary files are
then parsed by the application mentioned above.

Is there any possibility to compile the tzcode under Windows (especially
Visual Studio 2005/2008) so that we could create our text files
automatically using only the tzcode*.tar.gz and tzdata*.tar.gz archives?
I’d appreciate any help or hints.

Best regards,


Oliver Gerber


Software Engineer

Cardinal Health Research Services

ph: +49 931 4972 276 | fax: +49 931 4972 62276

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