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Re: gsasl 0.2.28rc1

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: gsasl 0.2.28rc1
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:40:08 +0200
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Adam Strzelecki <address@hidden> writes:

>> I generated a new daily snapshot with all of the recent work in it.
>> Adam, could you check that you can take this tar archive and build
>> it on
>> a Windows machine with VS?
> There was *lib/win32/include/unistd.h* (zero bytes) file in my GIT
> patch, it is actually necessary, so you may create one with following
> content (we got same file in libidn @ win32/include too):
> ----- CUT -----
> /* Dummy file to satisfy source file dependencies on Windows platform */
> ----- CUT -----
> .. so it won't be zero bytes and so won't bother anyone.
> Once the file is there I think you can release 0.2.28.

Ouch, added, thanks.

> And BTW. you've stripped README.win32 from gsasl/lib (you did the same
> with my libidn patch). I don't mind it, but for Windows developers it
> isn't obvious that they need to have Perl installed (perl isn't
> present on Windows by default) and it isn't obvious that the project
> is Visual Studio 2005 format, note that different Visual Studio
> project versions are not compatible, but newer VS can import older
> versions' projects. So some rookie pure Windows developers may feel
> lost what to do, so it would be cool to somehow bring back those
> readmes in any form.

I moved that information to the manual:

Maybe some of it could be mentioned in README, although this kind of
instructions tend to become outdated, and it feels simpler to have just
one place for all documentation (the manual).


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