XML-RPC For C and C++ (Xmlrpc-c) is designed for Unix and is most
tested on Unix.
There is also lots of code to make it work on Windows, but the fact
is that it probably won't work out-of-the-box on your Windows system.
This is based on experience, which shows changes being made by Unix
experts and tested on Unix systems but little testing and fixing done
on Windows, and reports from Windows users that it doesn't work.
There are no known problem in any Windows environment in the current 1.39
and 1.43 releases (Super Stable and Stable series, respectively, as of this
Starting with 1.28 (September 2011), you need Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
or newer (only because the project files that come with the code require
The project files build both 32 bit and 64 bit code starting with Xmlrpc-c
1.28. Before that, it is just 32 bit.
Where it doesn't work, in all likelihood it would take only a small amount
of engineering effort for a Windows programmer to make Xmlrpc-c work on any
given Windows system. If you do it, please consider contributing your work so
others don't have to repeat it.
When it has worked before, it was without any kind of unix emulation. No
POSIX emulation libraries, no unix build system. The source tree contains
Microsoft Developer Studio project and workspace files (.dsp, .dsw, .vcproj,
.sln) and some instructions for building.
Another approach which may be easier and definitely more portable across
Windows systems is to use unix emulation. For example, Cygwin. In that mode,
you use GNU tools to do the building, which should be fully automatic just as
it is on a regular unix system. With a Cygwin build, the generated libraries
and programs require the Cygwin DLL (cygwin1.dll) be installed on the system
at run time. You may need a few other Cygwin DLLs as well. It is remarkably
easy to install a Cygwin system sufficient to build Xmlrpc-c. And installing
enough of it to run Xmlrpc-c is just a matter of copying a few files
into place. People have also had some success with Mingw, though it probably
still requires some modifications to the make files.
In 1.16 and 1.25, you need Microsoft Visual C++ Version 7 or newer. MSVC 6
does not know enough C/C++ to compile these. Starting with 1.28 (September
2011), you need Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 or newer (only because the
project files that come with the code require that).
In 1.16, the provided project files build only static libraries. Starting
with 1.25, there are project files that build DLLs, but you need VS 2008 for