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Re: Subversion & Windows

From: Geoff Rowell <geoff.rowell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 12:29:53 -0400

On Apr 7, 2013, at 11:58 AM, "Bert Huijben" <bert_at_qqmail.nl> wrote:

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>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ben Reser [mailto:ben_at_reser.org]
>> Sent: dinsdag 8 januari 2013 21:29
>> To: Subversion Development
>> Subject: Subversion & Windows
>>
>> <snip>
>> 5) We could rewrite the build system to use something like CMake in
>> order to provide a truly cross platform build system. This would
>> probably take quite a bit of time. But would probably be worthwhile
>> for the project in the long term.
>
> I just used CMake for a different project and it appears it *doesn't* really generate Visual Studio projects. It generates a simple Visual Studio project that wraps a cmake invocation to do the actual building. (At least for Visual C++ 2010 and 2012)
>
> This gets no-where-near the development experience we currently have with real Visual Studio projects. Many development features, including dependency checking and individual file rebuilds are disabled in this scenario.
>
> It might still be easier than NMake which is currently used for some of our dependencies, but CMake is in its current state (tested 2.8.10) certainly not a replacement for real Visual Studio files.

Work experience tells me Bert is right. I'm not thrilled with the CMake/newer VS combination.

Geoff
Received on 2013-04-07 18:30:37 CEST

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