Microsoft Redistributable Packages

I’m just curious which Microsoft redistributable packages are installed by the Rhino 6 installer. I observed

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable

being installed.
Is there a list where I can rely on?
What if my PlugIn requires the

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable

Can I include that requirement in some way in a RHI-file?

Kind regards

Hi Jurgen,

What we distribute changes with our needs and with updates to Microsoft’s compiler tools. At this moment, we distribute:

  • VC2005 build 134278728
  • VC2010 build 167812379
  • VC2013 version 12.0.30501.0
  • VC2015 version v14.12.25810.00

If you need a newer C-Runtime, you’ll need to use a more complex MSI installer and chainer (we use Burn by WiX to do this) to install your prerequisites.

Or, you can change your plug-in compile to target the same runtimes that Rhino installs. Is there something in the new C-Runtimes that the V14.12.25810 build doesn’t have?

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