Hi everyone! I maintain the nodejs bindings for foundationdb. I haven’t touched them in awhile because I’ve been busy, and they’ve been working great.
I recently tried to update my CI to the latest version of foundationdb and I’m running into a build error on windows:
C:\Program Files\FoundationDB\include\foundationdb\fdb_c.h(61,10): fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'fdb_c_types.h': No such file or directory [D:\a\node-foundationdb\node-foundationdb\build\fdblib.vcxproj] gyp ERR! build error
It looks like the error is due to
fdb_c_types.h not getting included in the windows MSI. Which we could fix. It looks like the builds on other platforms had a similar problem but thats since been resolved. (I’d chime on there but issues are locked to core contributors).
It seems unclear to me if windows compatibility is a thing that anyone working on foundationdb cares about given how often the build is kinda broken. I have sort of 2 options at this point:
- Disable the native windows build. Its clear that windows compatibility isn’t a priority for the foundationdb team. I have no idea if people are using windows for native nodejs + foundationdb work. There’s no point me maintaining this stuff if nobody is using it.
- Move to an older version of the windows MSI for my CI process. The old 6.x.x builds work, but that limits the feature set for the node-foundationdb bindings to the features available in FDB 6.