[cairo] Re[4]: Cairographics on win32

Stuart Parmenter stuartp at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 17:00:08 PDT 2005

I'm not saying there isn't a use for having a visual studio project,
but I don't see the need for one being checked in to CVS.  I think the
stuff in CVS should be enough to build cairo on windows with VC++, but
the workspace stuff is something that people are going to generally
use differently.


On Apr 7, 2005 4:53 PM, Oleg Smolsky
<oleg.smolsky at pacific-simulators.co.nz> wrote:
> Hello Stuart,
> Stuart Parmenter wrote on Friday, 8 April 2005:
> > I really think that checking in Visual Studio projects is the wrong
> > thing to do here. We should just create a windows makefile that you
> > can use nmake to build, similarly to what glib, pango, etc do.
> Well, you are welcome to submit a makefile, and it will be useful for
> people who prefer this type of build.
> But, I use a VC++ project because:
> - one click rebuild of my entire solution/workspace
> - automatic dependency tracking when cairo source changes
> - automatic linker settings
> - automatic full source debugging
> - VC++ navigation database: go to declaration, go to definition
> - ease of use/share between different solutions
> ...and, this is a totally VC++ centric point of view. I do not care
> about using the same make/makefiles/autoconf/etc on different
> platforms. All I am interested in is productivity and ease of
> development using VC++ :)
> Best regards,
> Oleg.
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