Re: rbuild msvc backend
Zachary Gorden wrote:
> To specifically address the points raised, the fact that something is
> open source does not automatically elevate it in priority for this
> project. Quite a few of us work for companies that make heavy use of
> Visual Studio and appreciate all the functionality in it. The fact
> that the source code for CB is available actually doesn't add much
> favor to it when we evaluate which tools to support. Our primary
> concern is what tools can we use and what does the job the best. Of
> the IDEs we can use, there's quite a few, ranging from VS to CB to
> even Eclipse and Netbeans. The one that would to the job the best, in
> our view, is VS, so we will choose it. If few people on the team even
> touch CB or the other IDEs, then there is little motivation to
> continue supporting it, especially if that support was broken to begin
> with. You claim there is a strategic reason to provide support for
> open source platforms. In this instance, the project feels that that
> strategic reason is not important enough to merit continued effort.
> If you feel strongly enough to try and make it work, then go for it,
> but the rest of us aren't terribly bothered by not having access to
> VS' source code.
Yes, I quite understand your point, of course. The benefit of being able
to use a single IDE for both daytime work and FOSS efforts is obvious.
I was just a bit concerned we might end up in a situation where we are
*required* to use a commercial product to build our open source project,
or even work conveniently with the source.
But then again, we're talking about the working environment,
not the compiler, so I guess my concern is a bit misplaced ..
> Also, our intent is that we also support using the Express editions
> of Visual Studio, so getting access to VS should not be that hard
> unless you refuse to work on Windows.
It seems like Microsoft no longer offer VS Express for download..
At least I couldn't find it when I went looking.
I'll try to make do with CB.
Best Regards // Love