[zeromq-dev] [PATCH] MSVC10 project files

Martin Sustrik sustrik at 250bpm.com
Fri Nov 25 08:53:31 CET 2011


What do you think about moving 3.1 to MSVC2010 and leaving 2.1 as is?

Martin

On 11/25/2011 12:07 AM, Mikko Koppanen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 10:13 PM, Stuart Webster<sw_webster at hotmail.com>  wrote:
>> I think those are practical suggestions. Mikko raised the point that we
>> shouldn't drop support for VC9 in a point release of 0MQ 2.1 for reasons
>> of backwards compatibility. I'm not sure whether he was referring to
>> compatibility with other components or other toolsets. Could you please
>> elaborate, Mikko? I can't see how backwards compatibility is a
>> significant issue.
>
> Hi,
>
> 2.1 series is currently stable and we cannot change the build files to
> MSVC10 format (which is not backwards compatible with the earlier
> versions) in the middle of the cycle. In my opinion stable doesn't
> mean just the code but also the tools around it including builds.
>
> We had a discussions about moving to CMake earlier but I don't think
> we can give up the autotools due to better cross compilation support.
> The impression I got from Steven is that CMake is not quite there yet
> regarding cross builds. Therefore I see very little benefit in adding
> CMake unless we replace the Windows project files with CMake
> completely. If not, this just adds another build system to maintain.
>




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