[Box Backup] Win32 port
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Mon Dec 5 14:16:23 GMT 2005
On 5 Dec 2005, at 13:43, Chris Wilson wrote:
> I don't have any real objections to going along with Martin's
> decisions, provided that the project files still work in VS and we
> don't mind having inconsistent line endings between lib/win32 and
> the rest of the project, but I would be interested to hear what
> others think.
I think we should go with UNIX style endings whereever it does not
cause problems with Win32. Otherwise SVN doesn't work terribly well
> I would like to clean up the comments and line lengths before this
> gets merged, since I'm certain you won't allow me to change them
> afterwards :-) Any objections?
Cleaning up sounds good to me!
> I also see that Martin has removed boost from the project, but I
> don't see any changes to the build files to replace the boost regex
> library which Nick used.
> I think we must have regex support on win32. Would you have any
> objections to including a copy of Henry Spencer's regex library?
> The license is BSD-like with attribution clause, so we would have
> to acknowlegde him in the docs, but apart from that I hope it will
> not conflict with your license.
I do not want to include a regex library in the sources. I would much
prefer to not include it at all when it's not available, and make it
easy to include it when it is.
>> There are two parts to the Win32 port:
>> 1) The actual porting effort.
>> 2) Some extra features, for example, the dumping of state to disc.
>> They should, perhaps be separated.
> I agree completely, and would like to go ahead and do so.
>> The most helpful approach might be to get the changes applied to a
>> copy of trunk, and separating out the two parts. But that may be
>> more work than it's worth. But if it's done line by 4700 lines,
>> we'd make sure we don't lose any extra code.
> I will do that as well as I can, but reviews of my changes would be
> greatly appreciated.
I have some time scheduled to review code.
>> Having said that, MinGW might not be a bad way to go, as it should
>> allow the existing build script to work, which, under the new
>> autoconf stuff, might save a whole world of bother.
> Don't the existing scripts require a decent shell (>> cmd.exe) and
> Perl? Then MinGW wouldn't be enough by itself, you would probably
> need Cygwin to run them.
My scripts just need a working perl and something to start them off.
autoconf obviously needs more.
> I'm looking at using a free (as in beer) Windows IDE called
> Chinook, which comes with wxWidgets support and the MinGW tools. I
> think it would be quite easy to auto-generate the Chinook project
> file from Perl, maybe even a cmd.exe batch file would do it.
Sounds good to me.
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