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Subject: [ggl] Re: Visual Studio projects
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz)
Date: 2009-05-11 17:40:12

Barend Gehrels wrote:
> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Currently, there are only .vcproj files for Visual Studio 2008.
>>> These projects are incompatible with former Visual Studio versions,
>>> especially with VS 2005
>> Actually, AFAICT, it should be enough to do this:
>> look for <VisualStudioProject> element in all .vcproj files,
>> find attribute Version="9.00" and replace its value to "8.00"
> Hi Mateusz,
> I upgraded them, last year or so. Maybe not so wise indeed. I've created
> a backup of the old ones but there are more new ones, in the meantime.
> Replacing its value might be not enough, there are some new compiler
> options which should be turned off.

Hi Barend,

Yes, you're probably right.

> I think supporting both versions is not necessary, it is much work
> especially if things change, you have to apply all changes in double.
> Besides that an upgrade is easy.


> Downgrade is also not difficult but
> probably not completely obvious for all users, indeed.
> So let's downgrade again, good idea. If you want I can do it, I'm an
> experienced vcproj hacker now :-) (only cannot find that one problem...)

If it wouldn't be a hassle for you, I'd appreciate it.

In future, things will probably get solved with CMake and Boost's CMake
macros, so all these projects can be generated automagically.

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,

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