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From: PAL (b84037_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-30 19:46:17

> P.S. There is a resource compiler (rc.exe) as part of the PlatformSDK
> available from the Microsoft site.
> What if you are using the VC++ Toolkit 2003 but don't have windres.exe and
> res2coff.exe? If you have a version of the PlatformSDK in the search
> you will have rc.exe. Also, the Borland linker would have a problem with
> this since it supports OMF not COFF!
> Surely the easiest way would be to perform RC --> RES, then apply a
> RES --> OBJ for GCC targets, or am I missing something?
> Regards,
> Reece

Sorry, forget this section you mentioned...;>
'windres.exe' and 'res2coff.exe' are tools I choose individually.
Yes, 'rc.exe' is included in the Platform SDK, but it is still not a part of
I think if there are no such tools to compile .rc and link .res, it means we
have no idea to deal with .rc.
So let .rc be unknown source type seems reasonable.

Hmm..., as to Borland toolset. I found it is not suitable for a build system
since it's .obj and .lib formats are old and many toolsets are developed
sooner than it and more powerful.
What I can say? Maybe we should spend less time on it, and spend more time
to support more popular toolsets.
It might accelerate the mature of BBv2.

-- PAL


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