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Re: trouble with libcurl on Windows

From: Pierre Joye <>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 22:45:36 +0100

On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Guenter Knauf <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Am Sonntag, 25. Januar 2009 10:40:44 schrieb Andrei Jakab:
>> I agree. Unless you're using the VC environment to edit the source code,
>> the project
>> files get outdated rather fast. I just took quick look at one of the
>> .vcproj files and
>> they seem to be in XML format. Therefore making a script that generates
>> them automatically
>> shouldn't be too hard.
> What if we drop the crazy project files at all, and create nmake-compatible
> makefiles? AFAIK these work with every MSVC version + the IDE is able to
> create a project from it; also with those tons of external libs needed for
> the various features which you can enable with libcurl its far easier to use
> some environment vars which point to the dependent projects; if you use
> environment vars with a project file then IIRC this works only if you set
> these vars system-wide so that the IDE can see them; with a nmake makefile
> you can just set them inside your DOS box with a batch script.

That's exactly what I suggested to Daniel earlier today.

I created a makefile for ssl, ldap (openldap or winldap), libssh,
zlib, idn, etc. to use with our builds for PHP Windows. Once I'm happy
enough with it, I will post it here.


Pierre |
Received on 2009-01-25