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RE: autotools support for msvc

From: Peter Ekberg
Subject: RE: autotools support for msvc
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:11:08 +0100

Hi Harald,

Harald Dunkel wrote on Friday, November 18, 2005 11:01 CEST:
> Hi Peter,
> Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> > 
> > You may search the archives of the libtool-patches mailing 
> list for the
> > dozens of mails Peter Ekberg has written to support all of 
> this nicely,
> > including static and shared libraries, the libtool part of "-c -o"
> > support, C++ source file names, flags for link.exe, 
> detection of link.exe,
> > optional use of dumplib.exe instead of nm, almost everything
> > except for the tidbits that need to be changed in Automake.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to final testing and 
> applying all
> > of his patches.  I can't promise when I'll be able to do that, but I
> > certainly would like to see it applied; all I definitely 
> want to avoid
> > is any regressions for other systems (non-MSVC w32, or 
> non-w32).  Nobody
> > else has stepped in either to do it.  Free time is limited.
> > 
> Is there some kind of "mega-patch" available to apply this
> more easily? I am sure that a lot of valuable time has been
> spent into the support for msvc and link.exe in libtool. But
> looking through the "dozens of mails" to pick up patches
> doesn't sound very motivating to me, either.
> It would be nice if we could push this forward.

Here's my current diff from libtool cvs head. I have been buried
in work lately so I have not tested it in a while. Use at your
own risk and all that...


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