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Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Build with Visual Studio & MSVC

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: Chuck McDevitt <cmcdevitt(at)greenplum(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Build with Visual Studio & MSVC
Date: 2005-09-09 19:18:09
Message-ID: 4321DFF1.10706@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Dave Page wrote:

>
>     Just for fun, I went through PostgreSQL 8.1 and did a complete
>     build using Microsoft’s C and the latest Visual Studio.
>
>     With a few minor tweaks, everything compiled with no errors.
>
>     My assumption is that because PostgreSQL is a UNIX/Linux-centric
>     project (and gcc/gdb centric), this really isn’t of much interest
>     to anyone.
>
>     So other than this e-mail, I don’t plan to do anything with this
>     except for my own amusement.
>
>     If I’m wrong, and there is some real interest in supporting MSVC,
>     let me know, and I’ll put some work into cleaning it up and making
>     patches out of it, etc.
>
> Hi Chuck,
>
> We discussed this again on list only the other day in fact! Basically 
> we're not particulalry interested in supporting VS prject files in 
> place of gmake/autoconf, purely because they will undoubtedly cause 
> maintenance headaches as the majority of our developers don't have 
> Windows boxes, let alone a copy of Visual Studio.
>
> However, if you need something to keep yourself amused (unless I can 
> persuade you to come help out with psqlODBC :-) ), we would be 
> interested in patches that allow us to use Microsoft's compiler as an 
> alternative to gcc.
>
> It's interesting to know it built fairly easily though...
>


There is also a pgfoundry project for maintaining Visual Studio project 
files. see http://pgfoundry.org/projects/vcproject/


cheers

andrew



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