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From "Bill Stoddard" <>
Subject Re: Massive changes to Win32 generated MAK files
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2000 14:44:23 GMT

> The following three commits by Bill & Bill from earlier this afternoon
> involve addition or removal of approximately 3400 lines in generated make
> files, compared with the addition or removal of only 80 lines of DSP.
> is exactly the sort of change that would be eliminated by building Apache
> from the DSW and DSPs instead of the MAKs.  Other than in APR, the only
> thing that changed between versions is the headers on which the ApacheCore
> source files are dependant.  This change required no modification to the
> DSP from which the MAK was generated in all but Aprlib.dsp, where the
> length of the MAK changes was >33 times the length of the DSP changes.
> Does anyone still object to William's suggestion about the removal of the
> MAK files from CVS, and the modification of the to use the
> command-line-only mode of msdev.exe and the DSP files to build Apache on
> Windows instead of using nmake.exe, and the generated MAK files?
yes, I had this thought too when I saw how ridiculous the makefile diffs

I seem to recall some bugs in the VC++ V5.0 msdev that could cause us
problems. Can't recall the details though. Assuming there are no showstopper
bugs, I am +1 on eliminating the Win32 project makefiles and updating with direct calls to msdev.


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