The build_win32 directory contains project files for both MSVC4.X and 5.0:
|DB_VC4.mdp||Visual C++ 4.0 project file|
|DB_VC4.mak||Makefile exported by Visual C++ 4.0.|
|Berkeley_DB.dsw||Visual C++ 5.0 project file|
|*.dsp||Visual C++ 5.0 subprojects|
In MSVC5.0, open the file Berkeley_DB.dsw The 5.0 project files are fully developed, allowing you to build both DLL and static versions of libdb, the test harness and the command-line utilities. To ensure that correct versions of include files are used, select the menu item Tools/Options under tab Directories, Platform Win32 and select Include files. Put the build_win32 subdirectory on the list followed by the include subdirectory, and select OK. If you want to build absolutely everything, select the db_buildall subproject and build.
When building your application, you should normally use compile options "debug multithreaded dll" and link against build_win32/Debug/libdb.lib. If you want to link against a static (non-DLL) version of the library, use the "debug multithreaded" compile options and link against build_win32/Debug/libdbs.lib.
In MSVC4.X, first move your distribution directory to \db (so that the project file is \db\build_win32\DB_VC4.mdp for some drive letter). Then open the file DB_VC4.mdp. The 4.X project files currently allow you to build only the DLL version of libdb. To ensure that correct versions of include files are used, select the menu item Tools/Options under tab Directories, Platform Win32 and select Include files. Put the /db/build_win32 directory on the list followed by the /db/include directory, and select OK.
C++ support is built automatically on Win32.
Java support is not built automatically.
See Configuring and Building the Java API
for more information.