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From "Bill Stoddard" <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Massive changes to Win32 generated MAK files
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2000 15:06:34 GMT
> > > Does anyone still object to William's suggestion about the removal of
the
> > > MAK files from CVS, and the modification of the Makefile.win 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
> > were.
> >
> > 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
> > Makefile.win with direct calls to msdev.
>
> This does imply that Apache can be built only with VC and DevStudio. In
> other words, is it a requirement to build it with, say, Borland products?
>
Humm... I had always assumed (heh, that word again...) that the Windows make
files would not be usable by anything other than nmake. I have fixed a bug
or two that folks compiling with the Borland compiler reported.

Bill


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