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From "Nathan Beyer" <nbe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: I think - Remove Microsoft from Installer Pages
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2008 22:34:22 GMT
There are plenty of places that still sell VS.NET 2003 -


On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Johnny Kewl <john@kewlstuff.co.za> wrote:
> Guys, I think you need to make an explicit note on the installer site...
>  The problem is the MS tools have moved on... 2003 cannot be found.
>  There seems to be a massive change on 2005 and up compilers.
>  Just about everything is deprecated, the headers seemed to have changed alot from linux
>  Or more simply... VS is now windows only.
>  I've being trying from the ant builds and also from VS 2005 directly...
>  You literally have to rewrite the code...
>  I see the Sun JVM does also not support development on the MS platform, whether that
is strategic or
>  a technical issue as well, I'm not sure, I think its the former.
>  I'm not up on all the compilers but from googling, there does not seem to be a compiler
that one
>  can readily use on MS.
>  If you want to attract developers in this market... you have to show them how to do
it, or find an
>  old MS compiler and stick it on a FTP server or something.
>  We going to setup a linux dev environment for this, but that immediately reduces my
local skills to a
>  grand total of one ;)
>  Possibly Cygwin is the way to go... I know that can tie up with netbeans, but I'm not
sure about
>  eclipse.
>  Its a massive project... if the user cannot get it to their familiar dev environment...
it becomes a
>  1 month excercise to just get going...
>  The divergence in tools is throwing away a huge developer market... very unfortunate.
>  Sorry... I just cant figure out a way to get it going... and if we do port it to MS
tools, it will
>  never be compatible again with the CVS.
>  ... snookered ;)

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