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Re: Removing some of the old VC++ stuff

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: PGSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Hiroshi Saito <z-saito(at)guitar(dot)ocn(dot)ne(dot)jp>
Subject: Re: Removing some of the old VC++ stuff
Date: 2007-03-02 22:58:19
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Magnus Hagander wrote:
> Hi!
> I would like to suggest that we retire some of the old Visual C++ build
> infrastructure. Specifically, all the makefiles for VC++ 6.0 *except* libpq.
> There is a point for keeping libpq - if you want to build a static
> version, it's easier if you can use the same version. And it's also
> required if you want to be able to use the PQtrace function. Therefor, I
> suggest that we keep both the VC++ and Borland makefiles for libpq
> (since we do seem to have someone touching the Borland stuff every now
> and then we can keep it, but I wouldn't consider it "properly
> maintained" :-P)
> The argument for removing the rest of the support is that it will get us
> away from having to maintain it :-) The build files can be generated
> automatically for Visual C++ 2005 using the new code (and you can build
> just the frontend part sif you want to), which is available as a free
> download from MS.
> Anybody think we need to keep those around?

Agreed on removal of non-libpq *.mak files.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

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