Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Use BB to generate visual studio projects?
From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-04-17 03:42:22
Konstantin Litvinenko wrote:
> Christian Holmquist Ð¿Ð¸ÑÐµÑ:
>> Has anyone done any work on such a thing, to generate a vc project file
>> that corresponds to what actually gets built from a Jamfile, would it
>> even be possible?
> As I know there is no such thing and no one working on it.
> I think it is possible to do such generator for BB, but some time ago
> I was not able to develop it, due to lack of understanding of overall
> design. Even now, when I build BB-like clone in pure C++ and know how
> design works, I doubt to be able to write MSVC project generator for BB.
> May be when PythonBB will arrive somebody write one...
>> Any ideas on where to start if I wanted to hack on such a thing? I'm not
>> too familiar with BB, but I'd be willing to study it a bit if you think
>> there's a solution within reach =)
> If you *really* need MSVC project files than CMake may be alternative.
> Or you may to try my project Hammer - its very close to BBv2
> syntax/design and capable to produce MSVC 2005 project files. If you
> interested email me :).
It seems to me that a better approach would be to create Boost.Build add-in for
Visual Studio, so that you can actually interact with Boost.Build project
description, as opposed to just building things.
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