Is that possible to organize nightly builds at Ubuntu Server using MSVC++ compiler? I mean is it possible to install Visual Studio 2008 and run msbuild.exe in Wine by scheduler to compile C++ solutions?

EDIT: I have used VirtualBox with Win7 in in. It works fine.


I have never seen anyone successfully building projects with MSVC++ under Wine. However, the only thing I can find is a bug concerning building .NET projects using msbuild.exe under Wine (bug is here)

How about running a VirtualBox with e.g. Windows XP, and using shared folders and some clever hacks (to start the compilation)?

  • VirtualBox requires additional resources (e.g. memory or processor). So Wine more preferred while it used for other purposes also. – Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Jun 17 '09 at 13:55
  • I see. Unfortunately I don't think you will be lucky on this one, but it would be neat! – E Dominique Jun 18 '09 at 6:29

Theoretically, it should be possible. However, the Wine AppDB suggests that your luck may not be good. The best thing to do is to install it and try.

  • I have tried it already. MSVC installer failed to work under Wine. May be there are some silent install mode switches needed. Or some /WINECOMPATMODE switch. – Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Jun 17 '09 at 13:57
  • If you haven't had much luck, and the appdb doesn't look good, then I think it's safe to say it can't be done on the current version of wine. Maybe Codeweaver's version of Wine will work, but that's not free. – David Pashley Jun 17 '09 at 14:46
  • Thank you for your respond. Maybe someone has experience of such installation. I'll wait for that mega-admin :) – Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Jun 17 '09 at 14:59

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