[Speex-dev] [PATCH] Add Visual Studio 2008 Prject files

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Fri Nov 30 13:42:11 PST 2007

What's wrong with a plain old .bat file, or even an NMAKE .mak file?  Ship two files, debug.bat and release.bat, and call it good.  

It is best to leave project-file creation up to individual users, in my opinion.  MS changes their IDEs and project-file formats more often than most people change their underwear.  The odds that any given open-source project will actually compile without any tweaking are basically zero anyway, so you might as well make the build steps as clear and obvious as possible.

Only half-joking...

-- john

  -----Original Message-----
  From: speex-dev-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:speex-dev-bounces at xiph.org]On Behalf Of Keith Kyzivat
  Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:26 PM
  To: Jean-Marc Valin
  Cc: speex-dev at xiph.org
  Subject: Re: [Speex-dev] [PATCH] Add Visual Studio 2008 Prject files

  On 11/29/07, Jean-Marc Valin <jean-marc.valin at usherbrooke.ca> wrote:

    qmake is just insanely limited in terms of the structure of your code
    (can't have an executable if you have a library, ...). On top of that,
    I've had way too many cases where it just "forgot" to recompile files 
    when a header file changed (causing strange segfaults) that I'm never
    trusting it anymore.

  Ahh good to know!
  I'll steer clear of it from now on then.
  I wasn't ever that fond of it to begin with, but from the experiences I have had with it, it's more pleasant to use than dealing with MS project files (granted, I was staying away from Windows for that project anyway). 
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