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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: third party tooling.
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:50:11 GMT
On 5 August 2015 at 22:46, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>
wrote:

> I don't have an answer about tooling with respect to the need for
> widely-available tools.  If the concern is for ability to use free tools on
> Windows, but there are alternatives to requiring an expensive commercial
> IDE for users while still taking advantage of the Microsoft development
> tool chain.
>
> The Visual Studio Community Edition 2013 is free to use for open-source
> projects.  I would recommend it simply because it is available for
> development on and for Windows and should work for Corinthia (although I
> haven't tried your builds there).  This works if you are
> creating/publishing Visual Studio projects.
>
> It might also be desirable to use Visual Studio Community Edition 2015,
> which is now released and available.
>
I was not asking so much about which tools would be desirable to use.

I want to make sure I have not overlooked a policy or rule.

rgds
jan i.


>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 12:04
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: third party tooling.
>
> Hi.
>
> We have recently (again) on different list discussed third party libraries.
> Some strong
> opinions have been aired.
>
> So we have rules/policies for libraries but how about tooling, I have not
> been able to
> find any "do not do this" page.
>
> I am about to prepare a release for Corinthia, which is a C99 project. I
> would like to
> write in the release note, that on ms-Windows we test with Visual Studio
> 2013, simply
> because that is a fact.
>
> But Visual Studio 2013 is not a free version so which rules/policies will I
> break by not
> testing with e.g. GCC on windows ?
> (I hope none, but better ask than have to cut a new release candidate).
>
> rgds
> jan i.
>
>
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