[racket-dev] Compiling a Debuggable Windows Build

From: Christian Eitner (7enderhead at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Jan 20 04:25:04 EST 2015

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to analyze bug 14927, which simply states that I cannot
save any kind of definitions file from DrRacket on Win7 64. The
message is "Racket GUI application has stopped working", i.e., the
windows crash dialog.

I'm pretty sure the problem is related to my machine only, since on a
colleague's PC everything works fine.

So I need a Windows build which I can debug. Is there something on the
build servers which I could use?

I could build locally, having both a Visual Studio (10, 12, 13) and a
Cygwin 64 environment, or even cross-compile on Ubuntu if that was

BTW, how are the provided Windows builds being generated?

Any hints would be welcome.

Thanks for your consideration,


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