I have just installed the XP DDK on my win98 box and its a pleasantly surprising grab bag of useful bits. Both the assembler and linker (ML.EXE and LINK.EXE versions 7.?) work perfectly in the current version of MASM32.

If you install ME support, you get a copy of ML.EXE 6.14 and a 16 bit OMF linker plus C compilers.

CL.EXE in the main BIN directory for x86 should be useful and there are a ton of other more or less useful toys for XP device driver development. All in all, a pleasant surprise that is available for the price of the shipping direct from Microsoft.

PS : No I don't work for Microsoft Sales.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2002-03-05 19:45:40 by hutch--
hutch,
I notice rc.exe is version 5.1.2264.1 build 2264. Any idea what the changes are from the ver that comes with Masm32??

James
Posted on 2002-03-09 14:05:41 by jcfuller
James,

Unfortunately I could not find any documentation on the binaries that come with the XP DDK and thats after reinstalling it again to get the help files.

The command line "/?" screen seems to be the same as the older versions so I don't know where to find this info at the moment.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2002-03-09 17:27:02 by hutch--
hutch--,

I found out that Microsoft is selling the XP DDK with the MSDN subscriptions.

Do you know, if there are any legal free ones around? ( IOW, any legal alternate sources. )

Can you / Do you plan to update the MASM32 with the newer components?

Thanks much, P1
Posted on 2002-03-11 09:20:41 by Pone
I guess it depends on whether you need the MSDN subscription. I bought the XP DDK directly from Microsoft as I did with the last platformsdk and they both come for the price of the shipping.

There are licencing issues that would need to be resolved before changing the binaries that are in MASM32. I am in no mad rush to do this as the existing versions can do almost anything required and the purchase of the DDK from Microsoft is not a large financial burden.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2002-03-11 15:51:26 by hutch--
Hutch,
I didn't install the help files. Are there any "must have" files included??

James
Posted on 2002-03-12 07:23:45 by jcfuller
James,

I could not find anything in the help files about the binaries supplied with the XP DDK.

There is enough info to actually use them from the command line but I have not seen any useful data about changes in capacity in any of the binaries.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2002-03-13 05:58:55 by hutch--
hutch--

I can not find a spot on the M$ website to get the XP DDK for the cost of shipping. I can find ( using their search engine ) where they want you to purchase a M$DN $ub$cription and that will come with a XP DDK.

Would be so kind to provide the URL to get the XP DDK as you described it above?

Thanks much, P1
Posted on 2002-03-13 07:58:36 by Pone
hutch--

I found it.

P1
Posted on 2002-03-13 08:09:29 by Pone
$25 shipping is a tad expensive for a cd. (UPS international).
Posted on 2002-04-07 16:11:55 by endeavour
Can't you just download it for free? I know you can download the XP SDK for free, and the Win98 DDK you can get for free. Did they not do this for the XP DDK?
Posted on 2002-04-08 17:57:02 by iblis
If you have NET, you also have ml ver.7.00.9466 and the new link.
Posted on 2002-04-10 08:02:11 by ThoughtCriminal

Can't you just download it for free? I know you can download the XP SDK for free, and the Win98 DDK you can get for free. Did they not do this for the XP DDK?
XP DDK is not freely downloadable at this time.
My cost was $16 - took a week to get here.
Newer build of ML.EXE in NET.
Posted on 2002-04-10 08:23:58 by bitRAKE