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Subject: [ggl] Re: Visual Studio projects
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz)
Date: 2009-05-12 19:06:32

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> 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.

As a little follow-up, I've just spotted new Boost CMake
documentation/Wiki has been announced on boost-cmake list:

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,

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