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From "Jeff White" <jlw...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Free Microsoft Compilers
Date Sun, 02 May 2004 18:57:52 GMT

From: "William A. Rowe, Jr."

> >
> >Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003
> >http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/
>
> Thanks for the reference Jeff!
>
> Unfortunately it is missing the #1 bit
> we need to pull off a free
> build of httpd or apr, and that is nmake :(
>
> It looks like, with a free make

Lots of those.

But what is a makefile?  :)
(read below)

<quote>

Starting with the Visual Studio 2005 release,
the Microsoft build engine black box is extracted
from Visual Studio. The new build engine, MSBuild,
becomes extensible and available for all since it will
ship with the .NET Framework.

Snip

MSBuild is a technology installed with the CLR in
Visual Studio 2005 and "Longhorn." Its goal is to
replace makefiles by project files written in XML
that let you build large-scale systems.

</quote>

Overview of MSBuild, Part 1: From a Project Author's Perspective
http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnlong/html/msbuildpart1.asp

Now ASF has XML for
Windows installation,
Windows building,
where are the
Windows httpd XML configs?    :)

> and awk though, the end user could
> build all of apache with this compiler.

And with the files from the .NET Framework
SDK, one can create a simple Apache CPP
module that loads .NET Framework assemblies
written in CSharp (C#) or VB or whatever.

Jeff



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