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Re: call for help/crazy idea: nmake support

From: 'Ralf Wildenhues'
Subject: Re: call for help/crazy idea: nmake support
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:28:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2010-04-22)

* David Byron wrote on Sun, Aug 01, 2010 at 07:25:16PM CEST:
> On Saturday, July 31, 2010, Ralf Wildenhues wrote: 
> > OK, so what if they are not actually running configure (or
> > would not actually need to)?  Presumably automake could
> > produce a ready nmake file (or forbid, a vcproj) in at
> > least simple cases?
> I could use some more info on how this would work in practice.  Does this
> mean that tarballs of packaged source contain an nmake file in addition to
> configure and  I don't think it's safe to assume that one nmake
> file is sufficient for all MSVC tool + Platform SDK versions.
> Plus also, if end users don't run configure they lose the ability to pass
> args to configure (either --with-* or environment variable definitions).

Sure.  I have no idea yet how exactly this could work in practice.
I don't know these tools yet.  I'm just throwing out these ideas to
see if somebody has good input.

In such a project, is there any scripting besides CMD that one could
rely on?


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