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Re: Problems building 1.1.x on win

From: D.J. Heap <dj_at_shadyvale.net>
Date: 2004-07-22 15:34:40 CEST

D.J. Heap wrote:

> Steve Williams wrote:
> [snip]
>> Agreed. It should build a valid vcproj file.
>> Sly
> But which version? 2002, 2003, 2005, and on and on...I'd rather not
> have to go add a new option to the generator every time a new IDE comes
> out. And then when the generator is tweaked or changed, who is going to
> install 4 versions of the IDE and test the 4 versions of dsp/vcproj
> files it can generate? It's getting ridiculous because MS doesn't have
> a decent project file format.
> I guess we could add a sub-option for '-t vcproj' that is the name of
> the template to use or something and then just make a template for each
> version of the IDE and leave the rest of the generator alone. The
> vcproj files seem to be only slightly changed across IDE versions, so
> templates may be able to account for the differences in IDE versions
> without having to change generator code. That is certainly true for
> 2002/2003, but I'm not sure about 2005 -- it is not completely happy
> with our 2002 vcproj files, but I haven't looked deeply into why.
> DJ

Even if we do this, though, we still have the Apache/apr problem -- they
don't ship vcproj files and so we'd have to supply pre-converted ones
for every IDE version and every Apache version (at least where they get
changed). Bleh.

Does anyone know what Apache plans to do here if anything? Supply
vcprojs or generate them or are they happy with dsp's?


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