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From Greg Marr <>
Subject Re: Win32 Build Structure
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2000 16:25:21 GMT
At 11:09 AM 03/21/2000, you wrote:
> > I finally got a chance to download and build Apache 2.0 on my NT 
> box
> > last night.  I was wondering about the makeup of the build
> > system.  The top-level Makefile.nt is just an NMAKE makefile, and
> > there is no workspace, while all of the subprojects it calls are 
> mak
> > files generated from .DSP files, each with their own workspace 
> (or at
> > least some with their own workspace.)
> >
> > Is there any reason that the top-level makefile is not also a DSP,
> > with an exported .mak?
>Replacing with a DSP seems overkill.

>I removed Makefile.nt from the 2.0 tree last night and replaced it 
>with, which should work for all the Windows distributions.

Well, it depends on how the DSP/DSW are written.  I haven't seen the yet, but I'll take a shot at the DSP/DSW tonight and 
send them to the list so people can take a look at them and see what 
they think.  It'll probably mostly be a wrapper around a reduced 
version of for the installation part, and dependencies 
on the other already-existing DSPs.  It will also have the advantage 
for people who work in the IDE that they'll have all the projects 
available in the workspace for easy access.

> is really simple and it's easy to quickly edit it to 
>adjust which modules you build, etc. I am more of a Unix person than 
>a Windows person (I use cygwin32, vim, emacs, et. al.), so maybe I'm 
>biased :-)

I've been a Unix person a lot longer (9 years) than I've been a 
Windows developer (3 years).  I have Emacs installed on multiple 
machines, but don't use it as much for Windows development.  I am a 
Windows software developer, so I use VC++ constantly at work, and 
prefer it when developing on Windows, so I have easy access to the 
help and the integration with the compiler is very good.  I do use 
Emacs and gcc/g++ when working on Unix boxes.

Greg Marr
"We thought you were dead."
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"

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