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Re: Problems building 1.1.x on win

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-07-22 16:21:54 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.

That's quite acceptable, I'd say. You use different templates when the
format changes radically, but for the version number, you just use a
parameter within the existing template. Shouldn't be that much of a problem.

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