c++ - Switching to DM from MinGW/MSYS
- Paul Gregory (19/19) Feb 27 2004 I am working on the Windows port of a Linux tool (http://k3d.sf.net) and...
I am working on the Windows port of a Linux tool (http://k3d.sf.net) and have reached the end of my tether with MinGW/MSYS and it's autobuild stuff. I'd really like to switch to DMC as it seems faster, more suited to Windows (than gcc, which in conjunction with make takes >4hrs to build K3D on my 1.4GHz P4), and free. However, the project is heavily based on autoconf/automake/autobuild, and is a very complex project in terms of both amount of code, and organisation of code. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on the easiest/best approach to getting K3D to compile with DMC. Ideally without having to maintain a single huge makefile, which I used to do before trying to get autobuild to work on MSYS. Ideally something that could integrate neatly with the current auto* configuration files would be good, but any suggestions gratefully received. As a side note, I also run my own Open Source project that builds with MSVC under Windows (in case anyone is interested, MSVC won't work for K3D, the compiler isn't up to it), and if this goes well, I would be very keen to switch that to DMC as well, to enable Windows developers to help out without filling M$ pockets. Cheers Paul Gregory
Feb 27 2004