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Subject: Re: [Boost-cmake] Parallel Builds on Windows
From: Bill Hoffman (bill.hoffman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-09 08:19:50

Ingo Albrecht wrote:

>> It is totally automated. You can run devenv /build on the command
>> line or use msbuild, they do not pop up a gui. ctest uses devenv
>> /build. All of this is already automated by ctest. The question is
>> about log scrapping, which needs to be done. However, vs does create
>> html logs during the build, and you should be able to use them with
>> not too much effort.
> This is no longer true. Since VS2005, there is another tool called vcbuild
> that does not only emit messages on its stdout but can also dump them
> into a good old text file. As I already noted earlier, it can also prefix
> lines with specific severity levels with strings provided on the command
> line.
> It even has an advantage over make in that it can separate messages
> from parallel jobs correctly.
> This tool is also available in the free Express Edition.
I will look into using vcbuild, and parsing the output. I guess since
we had devenv /build working, I did not figure vcbuild would have
anything extra to add, sounds like it might.


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