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Fix markdown nits in NOTES-Windows.txt

And add a comment that this file is in markdown, but has a .txt
extension on purpose.

Reviewed-by: Richard Levitte <>
Reviewed-by: Paul Dale <>
Reviewed-by: Shane Lontis <>
(Merged from
Rich Salz 2 years ago
committed by Shane Lontis
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Configurations/unix-Makefile.tmpl View File

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# Finally, there's a Node.js version, which we haven't tried, that
# can be found at
mdl -s util/markdownlint.rb .
mdl -s util/markdownlint.rb . NOTES-Windows.txt
# Test coverage is a good idea for the future

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NOTES-Windows.txt View File

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(This file, like the others, is in "markdown" format, but has a ".txt"
extension to make it easier to view/edit on Windows.)
There are various options to build and run OpenSSL on the Windows platforms.
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for building (using GNU/Unix shell, compiler, and tools) and at run time.
For this option you can use Cygwin.
Visual C++ native builds, aka VC-*
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these are required as well:
- Perl.
We recommend Strawberry Perl, available from
We recommend Strawberry Perl, available from <>
Please read NOTES.PERL for more information, including the use of CPAN.
An alternative is ActiveState Perl,
An alternative is ActiveState Perl, <>
for which you may need to explicitly build the Perl module Win32/
via and then download it.
via <> and then download it.
- Microsoft Visual C compiler.
Since these are proprietary and ever-changing we cannot test them all.
Older versions may not work. Use a recent version wherever possible.
- Netwide Assembler (NASM), available from
- Netwide Assembler (NASM), available from <>
Note that NASM is the only supported assembler.
Quick start
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Or run "cmd" and execute "vcvarsall.bat" with one of the options x86,
x86_amd64, x86_arm, x86_arm64, amd64, amd64_x86, amd64_arm, or amd64_arm64.
This sets up the environment variables needed for nmake.exe, cl.exe, etc.
See also
See also
5. From the root of the OpenSSL source directory enter
perl Configure VC-WIN32 if you want 32-bit OpenSSL or
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"vcvarsall.bat" before you compile. For example, if you want to build
"arm64" builds, you should run "vcvarsall.bat x86_arm64 uwp".
Native OpenSSL built using MinGW
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Requirement details
- MSYS2 shell, from
- MSYS2 shell, from <>
- Perl, at least version 5.10.0, which usually comes pre-installed with MSYS2
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and exporting from .exe image in question own _OPENSSL_isservice not
relying on USER32.DLL. E.g., on Windows Vista and later you could:
__declspec(dllexport) __cdecl BOOL _OPENSSL_isservice(void)
{ DWORD sess;
if (ProcessIdToSessionId(GetCurrentProcessId(),&sess))
return sess==0;
return FALSE;
__declspec(dllexport) __cdecl BOOL _OPENSSL_isservice(void)
DWORD sess;
if (ProcessIdToSessionId(GetCurrentProcessId(), &sess))
return sess == 0;
return FALSE;
If you link with OpenSSL .DLLs, then you're expected to include into
your application code a small "shim" snippet, which provides
the glue between the OpenSSL BIO layer and your compiler run-time.
See also the OPENSSL_Applink manual page.
Hosted OpenSSL built using Cygwin
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To build OpenSSL using Cygwin, you need to:
* Install Cygwin, see
* Install Cygwin, see <>
* Install Cygwin Perl, at least version 5.10.0
and ensure it is in the $PATH