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Re: Removing non-CMake windows support (was Re: problems building under Windows)

From: Alexander Lamaison <swish_at_lammy.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2016 15:37:01 +0000

On 31 Dec 2015 16:11, "Peter Stuge" <peter_at_stuge.se> wrote:
>
> Alexander Lamaison wrote:
> > I would like people's opinions on deleting the non-CMake windows support
> > files.
>
> I think it is an awful idea.
>
> Maintain a native Nmakefile and nothing else.
>
> Windows is a much simpler system than *ix and is thus much simpler to
> build for. Maintaining the one native Nmakefile seems worthwhile,
> since it is convenient for users to be able to build without first
> having to install the cmake scaffolding.

There's a trade off between the cost of users having to have cmake on
their system and the cost of us having to maintain yet another build
variant. Given how short-staffed we are anyway, it makes sense to me
to outsource as much busy-work as possible.

Alex
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