Building OpenSP


Only Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 is supported. Also, Perl 5 is required; the executable must be on your PATH.

To build on the command line, ensure that the directories containing msdev and nmake are in your path, typically by executing the command:

path C:/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio/Common/MSDev98/Bin;
    C:/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio/VC98/Bin;%path%

(all in one long line) then run the command:


To build using the Visual Studio GUI, open the workspace SP.dsw and build the Win32 Release configuration of the all project. You must first do a command-line build, however, to get the perl-generated files.

Localized Win32 builds

The messages issued by the OpenSP programs have been translated (currently German and Swedish are supported). Although it is not yet possible to select the language at runtime under Windows, it is possible to select the language at build time. To do so, you have to set the variable LANG in sp-generate.mak to one of the following values:

After that you have to regenerate all .rc files.


Use the autoconf support.