[zeromq-dev] [PATCH] MSVC10 project files

Stuart Webster sw_webster at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 25 20:41:23 CET 2011

I think 3.1 should definitely provide MSVC2010 project files.

Is there a public 3.1 repo to which I could contribute?


On 20:59, Martin Sustrik wrote:
> 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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