[zeromq-dev] [PATCH] MSVC10 project files

Christian Martinez chmar at microsoft.com
Mon Nov 21 16:19:52 CET 2011

IMO I think prepackaged zip would work fine as long as customers could just crack the zip open and use MSVC without having to download additional tooling.  I know it would be an extra step in the process but for those of us trying to encourage 0MQ use in winworld it would be very helpful :) ...


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From: zeromq-dev-bounces at lists.zeromq.org [mailto:zeromq-dev-bounces at lists.zeromq.org] On Behalf Of Martin Sustrik
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 12:26 AM
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Cc: Stuart Webster
Subject: Re: [zeromq-dev] [PATCH] MSVC10 project files

On 11/20/2011 06:20 PM, Stuart Webster wrote:

> Personally, I
> think cmake is a great tool, but professionally I think it would be an 
> obstacle for some institutions and may preclude them from considering 
> 0MQ. I have worked as a contractor for several investment banks and it 
> is not uncommon for them to have locked down network access (i.e.
> developers are prevented from downloading installers for unsanctioned 
> software, such as cmake) and build environments.

I haven't worked for a MS shop for almost a decade now so I may be on a wrong track here, however, I would say these guys won't use git either. 
They will rather download a zip file, unpack it and develop in MSVC.

If that's the case, it shouldn't be a problem to use CMake to generate MSVC project files, which will then be packed into the zip archives.

Not using git and using generated project files may be an obstacle to contributing back to 0MQ project, but again, the organisations with heavy process (such as those mentioned above) are unlikely to contribute back without an amount of legal paperwork by far outweighing the troubles caused by the build system.

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