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Re: [TSVN] Speed optimizing the build process?

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-08-11 18:34:43 CEST

Brass Tilde wrote:
>> Well, as soon as I have VS.NET2005 (I intend to buy it as soon as
>> it's released - no more MSDN subscription in our company :( ) we
>> can switch to MSBuild (the MS rip off of Nant).
>
>
> You should be able to use the compilers without having Visual Studio
> itself. Microsoft has the compilers available for download in the
> platform SDK. Note that I don't know where they are, since I too
> have Visual Studio, but they are available there.

I know that there's a free C/C++ compiler from MS available. But that's
not enough to compile TSVN. TSVN needs the MFC library which only comes
with VS.NET.

About MSBuild: maybe that's available in the .NET2.0Beta, but I'm not
sure. And before I don't know for sure, I won't download such a big package.

> You should be able to load any environment variables you want to into
> properties using the 'environment::get-variable()' function.
>
> <property name="env.path"
> value="${environment::get-variable('path')}" />

I found that, yes. The problem is: the PATH variable has multiple paths
separated by ';' in it, and I need to start a program which is in one of
those paths.
I searched the Nant forums and there was talking about having the paths
to the VS.NET binaries added automatically in future versions. Maybe
that's already done by now, I don't know.

Since TSVN needs VS.NET (because of the MFC) I'd rather use MSBuild than
Nant when it is available, because then we don't have another dependency
for our build process.

Stefan

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