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Subject: [ggl] Re: Visual Studio projects
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz)
Date: 2009-05-12 15:17:31

Barend Gehrels wrote:
>>> I actually meant "compile exactly the same stuff as what would be
>>> compiled by your .vcproj file".
>> I see. Looks like a little misunderstanding :-)
>> On Windows where I can use Visual Studio IDE, I was looking for
>> an easy way to maintain and use .vcproj projects which allow fast & easy
>> building and debugging and access to all features of VS IDE.
>> CMake can generate .vcproj/.sln files (as well as other types of
>> projects like XCode or plain makefiles). That's why I said CMake would
>> be handy here.
> The CMake generated .vcproj / .sln's require always CMake. So they are
> not that useful. We have to (or it is convenient if we) provide
> independant .vcproj files which can be used by MSVC users, and do not
> require CMake. CMake is a bit virus-like there, like the GPL license.
> Though CMake seems a perfect tool, for the rest.

Yes, CMake is required but for users who want to run GGL tests there are
far more dependencies than CMake only - many Boost libraries are needed.
Anyway, I'd not be worried about CMake - very easy to get and install.

> By the way, all the tests/examples are 2005 now.

Cool! Thanks!

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,

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