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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 15267] New: The installer should download Microsoft Build


          Issue ID: 15267
           Summary: The installer should download Microsoft Build Tools
                    2015, instead of full VS
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: All
                OS: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: installer
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: petar.p.kirov gmail.com

Since Visual Studio 2015 Update 1, Microsoft provides Microsoft Build Tools
2015 as a free download. It includes C++ compilers, libraries, build scripts
and Windows SDKs.

The installer should suggest to download Microsoft Build Tools 2015 if no VS is
detected, because it is a small 24.5 MB download, which far more user-friendly
than downloading and installing VS 2015 Community, which can take potentially

Oct 30 2015