Building Notepad++ with Visual Studio 2015/2017
I would like to join the project so I downloaded the sources and tried following the instructions to build NPP, but failed to so so far.
I have VS 2015 (update 3) and VS 2017 installed on my computer, and I do not have VS 2013 installed. Therefore, the only toolset I have is 14.1. However, the build script (\scintilla\boostregex\BuildBoost.bat) seem to look for toolsets 12.0 and earlier.
I tried modifying the BuildBoost.bat to support msvc-14.1 toolset. Tried building (with boost 1.64). Then I got second problem: Boost builds the module so that its name looks like this: libboost_regex-vc141-mt-1_64.lib, but when I try to compile scintilla using the make file or in visual studio, it says it cannot find libboost_regex-vc140-mt-s-1_64.lib.
I tried renaming the library but it does not do the trick.
Before I spend more time on this: Did anyone try building with VS 2015, where VS 2013 is not around to support toolset 12.0?