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Re: [bug #42695] Error compiling make from last git in Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [bug #42695] Error compiling make from last git in Windows
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:47:12 +0300

> From: "Gisle Vanem" <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:52:55 +0200
> "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Why is the RC file important?  IME, maintaining such Windows specific files 
> > is
> > a nuisance in the long run, as they fall out of sync.
> Why? It's can be nice to know which compiler was used to build 
> gnumake.exe, release/debug and on which date etc. (I build gnumake 
> with both MSVC and MingW). And an icon is nice too so one can see 
> GNU-make in running in e.g. Task Manager or Process Explorer. An 
> icon requires an .rc file.
> IMHO all programs with some self-respect should have a .rc/.ico
> file. No problem with falling out of sync if NMakefile.template can
> create the gnumake.rc itself. 

Volunteers are welcome to take some part of the burden of maintaining
the Windows port of Make off my shoulders.

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