libre5.0 + win10 configure error

jan iversen jani at
Fri May 6 06:15:34 UTC 2016

Thanks to both for a very good explanation.

I have converted the information into a wiki page (referenced from our GetInvolved page):

Feel free to update the page if needed.

keep up the good work
jan i.

> On 06 May 2016, at 06:22, Tor Lillqvist <tml at> wrote:
>> fsutil file setshortname "Program Files (x86)" PROG~1
>> fsutil file setshortname "Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0" msvc~120
>> fsutil file setshortname "Windows Kits" W~Kits
> If you have the chance to choose shortnames yourself, why not use some readable ones then instead of mimicking the OS algorithm that produces quite ugly ones?
> Like "progs86", "msvc-12", "winkits" in these cases, for instance. Just a thought. As far as I know, there is nothing that would require a shortname to contain a tilde; that is just what the OS uses to minimise the risk of clashing with existing human-readable names.
> But of course, I don't suggest you go back and redo it like that. Just something for others to consider in the future if they need to do it.
> --tml
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