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RE: problems building feature release on windows


From: Kelly F. Hickel
Subject: RE: problems building feature release on windows
Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 20:39:09 -0500

Hi Jim,

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> From: Jim Hyslop [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 8:31 PM
> To: Kelly F. Hickel
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> Subject: Re: problems building feature release on windows
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> Kelly F. Hickel wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >             I've been trying for the last day or so to build the
feature
> > release on windows (so that I can use Rational purify & quantify to
look
> > at some other issue).  I've had no luck at all.  I've tried 1.12.12,
> > 1.12.13 and the tip of the trunk.  I've used VS .Net 2003 and VS
.net
> > 2005.  I've tried cvsnt.mak and cvsnt.dsp.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > The .dsp/.dsw files won't load into either version of VS .net that I
> > have, it reports that the project files are corrupt.
> >
> >
> >
> > When I use the .mak files, I can get it to build if I add code for
some
> > of the wide character stuff (btowc, mbrtowc and wctype) which don't
seem
> > to be supplied.  When I do that the resulting .exe seems to work but
> > doesn't actually do anything with any of the files in the
directories of
> > the repo.  So, if I do a co, I get all the directories and CVS
> > directories, but no files.
> >
> >
> >
> > This stuff must build, right? I can download binaries that work
fine, so
> > someone must have built it......
> 
> That'd be me. I used Visual Studio 6.0 (yes, I know it's old :=)
> 
> I just refreshed the tip of the trunk, and it builds cleanly with VS
> 6.0. I don't believe 6.0 is supported by MS any more. It used to ship
> with the MSDN (I haven't used MSDN in a year, so I couldn't tell you
if
> it's still there - probably not).
> 
> I don't have a recent version of Visual Studio .NET to test this on. I
> have the discs, I just haven't installed it.
> 
> WRT the corruption reported by visual studio, check the line-endings.
I
> suspect the .dsp and .dsw files may have plain LF endings, rather than
> CRLF. I could be wrong, though.

 [Kelly F. Hickel] That's a good idea to check, I have gotten past this
however, at the moment I'm using a .sln file that I made myself.  The
bigger question for me is how do you get btowc, mbrtowc etc to resolve?



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[Kelly F. Hickel] 
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