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From Branko ─îibej <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Time for APR 2.0?
Date Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:19:53 GMT
On 27.08.2015 19:12, Steffen wrote:
> I said:  As far I know... CMake is not designed to generate ...  But
> it can.
> Further as far I know :), but I can be wrong.
> CMake is not designed to generate dsw/dsp files that can be edited from
> Visual Studio. It should not be used to initialize a project and then
> dropped.  The CMakeLists.txt files control the project.  Any changes that
> are made to the .dsp files will not be reflected in the MakeLists.txt
> files.
> The .dsp files should not be removed or modified by anything but CMake.
> You came up with the dropping idea;  Question for me is: what is the
> issue
> with dsw/dsp ?

Quit a few in fact.

They don't work with any current version of Visual Studio; they have to
be converted to .sln/vcxproj. So your argument about "any changes to
.dsp" not being reflected in CMakeLists.txt is moot.

There should only be one source for build system configuration. If we're
going to use cmake, that'll be CMakeLists.txt and a bunch of other cmake
files. If that's done right, there's no reason to lug around obsolete
project files that are likely to be out of sync with the canonical build
system anyway.

The same argument goes for the "convenience" Windows makefiles ... they
don't work most of the time. If we want to include them in a release,
they should be generated by cmake at release time, not part of the

-- Brane

> -----Original Message----- From: Branko ─îibej
> Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:59 PM Newsgroups:
> gmane.comp.apache.apr.devel
> To: dev@apr.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Time for APR 2.0?
> On 27.08.2015 18:49, Steffen wrote:
>> Question for me is: what is the issue with dsw/dsp ?
>> Dropping dsw/dsp is not the way to go, for years (VC8-VC14)  I use
>> dsw/dsp GUI to build httpd/apr  for Apachelounge.
>> Dropping dsw/dsp  disconnects us from using the (very handy and
>> productive) GUI and GUI-tools (like edit code, debugging, PGO,
>> tracing, easy handling properties etc. etc.). We really miss some by
>> dropping.
> Please read the whole thread. cmake can generate dsp and vc(x)proj files
> for all versions of Visual Studio.
> -- Brane

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