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Re: writing backend extensions using Visual Studio

From: Greg Landrum <greg(dot)landrum(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: writing backend extensions using Visual Studio
Date: 2005-03-29 15:05:12
Message-ID: 60825b0f0503290705146a3b52@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:54:54 +0100, Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk> wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Greg Landrum [mailto:greg(dot)landrum(at)gmail(dot)com]
> > Sent: 29 March 2005 15:52
> > To: Dave Page; pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org
> > Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] writing backend extensions
> > using Visual Studio
> >
> > Maybe a good solution to this is to add an extra option in the
> > installer's development category to include header files for backend
> > development?  That way most people (even those who do front-end
> > development) don't have to deal with having that whole include tree
> > installed, but those who want to do backend work can still get
> > everything required without doing their own build/source installation.
> 
> Yeah, that's quite straightforward to do - although, there are that many
> files that it would probably be easier to do a wildcard include anyway
> unless it's a fairly well defined set that's required. In reality I
> doubt most people would care whats in the include/ directory anyway -
> it's the download size I'm more worried about!

For what it's worth, if I zip up the $PGSRC/include directory, the
archive is about 500K.  That seems like a pretty minimal bump to the
17MB installer.

-greg

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