From: ("Christoph M. Becker")
Date:  21 Aug 2019 20:23:57 Hong Kong Time

Re: Windows builds of PHP 7.4+ use Visual Studio 2019

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Hi all!

On 06.06.2019 at 14:11, Christoph M. Becker wrote:

> I like to inform you, that the official Windows builds of PHP 7.4 and
> master (available from; currently only snapshot builds,
> of course) are done with Visual Studio 2019.  While it is still possible
> to build these PHP versions with Visual Studio 2017, this is no longer
> tested.
> This also means a small but important change, namely that we are no
> longer using the "vc" prefix (e.g. "vc14", "vc15") to refer to *new*
> Visual Studio versions, but rather "vs" (i.e. "vs16").  The detailed
> reasoning is explained in the post titled "Visual Studio 2019
> Builds"[1].  Recent beta versions of the PHP SDK are supposed to fully
> support this naming change already (and particularly the renaming of the
> PHP_SDK_VC environment variable to PHP_SDK_VS).  You may have to adapt
> custom tooling accordingly, though.

I like to inform you, that the PHP for Windows team has decided to
switch back to Visual Studio 2017 for PHP 7.4.  For the reasoning and
further details see .