[Speex-dev] VS2005 build stability?

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+la at mega-nerd.com
Wed Oct 1 21:27:54 PDT 2008

Tom Grandgent wrote:

> VS users want VS project files.

Thats still not a good reason for Jean-Marc or any other non-VS
user to give it to them.

And which version of VS do you want support for? 2003? 2005?
Something more recent? Something older?

>  Plenty of open-source projects provide them.

Yes, but they are maintained by VS users, not by non-VS users
like Jean-Marc.

In all the projects I know of that do this, they are still
constantly out of date.

>  It's not that hard.

For VS users.

For Jean-Marc who is not a VS user and does not have access to
or interest in maintaining support for VS, it is infinitely

> There's no way to get them up-to-date?  That's 
> ridiculous.  All it takes is someone who knows Speex, knows the compiler, 
> and has some motivation to do it.  You just replied to two such people.  
> Must you be that dismissive of their offers to help?

I have a little project that had the same kinds of offers and over
many years, the VS project files continued to be poorly maintained.
People would offer help and then disappear. This happened time after
time and I had no control over it.

In the end I decided that I do not support VS for my project. Nowadays,
the only method I support for compiling my project for windows is to
cross compile it from Linux and run the test suite under WINE (the
windows emulator). I also release pre-compiled windows binaries.
Anyone who wants to compile my project on windows themselves is free
to do so however they want, but they shouldn't bother me about it.

Erik de Castro Lopo
"Cunnilinugus and psychiatry brought us to this."
  -- Tony Soprano in HBO's "the Sopranos"
Erik de Castro Lopo
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day they start making vacuum cleaners." -- Ernst Jan Plugge

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