Is building Blender with ‘Visual Studio Build Tools 2022’ (including the ‘Desktop Development with C++’ workload) but without the entirety of ‘Visual Studio Community 2022’ supported?
Considering the substantial size of Visual Studio, and the fact that I’m developing in VS Code, I assumed I would only require the build tools.
I have a fresh install of Windows 11, installed the development tools as per the docs (apart from the above substitution) and am running
C:\Users\chris\Documents\blender-git\blender>make update. The output of that is the following:
Warning: Python not found, there is likely an issue with the library folder No explicit msvc version requested, autodetecting version. Compiler Detection failed. Use verbose switch for more information. Visual Studio not found (try with the 'verbose' switch for more information)
python --version Python 3.10.2 svn --version svn, version 1.14.1-SlikSvn (SlikSvn/1.14.1) cmake --version cmake version 3.22.2 git --version git version 2.34.1.windows.1