Compile Vim and OpenSSL with Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition

They both build fine. For OpenSSL, follow the instructions at Building OpenSSL 1.0.1g on 64-bit Windows Pro 8.1 with Windows SDK 7.1. For Vim, refer to Building and Installing gVim on Windows 8.1 Pro.

Since 7.4.393, you can build GVim with DirectX support on Windows Vista and later. Subjectively, things look much better to me.

If you run into problems with Vim, make sure Windows SDK 7.1 is installed, and add its include directory (and only the include) to your header search path (for Win32.mak):

set INCLUDE=%INCLUDE%;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1\Include

The correct include path to point to the SDK included with the VS2013CE would be:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.1A\Include

Again, this is just for the Win32.mak file, so it doesn’t make a huge difference, but, still.

After building OpenSSL, you can do:

set OPENSSL_PREFIX=c:\your-openssl-top-dir
cpanm LWP::Protocol::https

That reminds me, I should support OPENSSL_PREFIX in Crypt::SSLeay as well.

On my system, a test in t\io-socket-ip.t fails for a reason I cannot figure out. It may have to do with peculiarities of my system, so I force installed IO::Socket::SSL.