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Heads up: VS2010 will let you define "make install"
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Warren Young
2008-12-05 17:56:39 UTC
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Starting at about 9:10 in this video from PDC2008:

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/pdc08/WMV-HQ/TL13.wmv

he describes how to set up custom tools in XML files that extend the IDE
to add additional functionality. This should make it possible to
emulate more standard Makefile targets, like "make install".

Another interesting bit in this talk relevant to Bakefile is that you
can set up build options to target other compilers. If you have
VC++2003, 2005 and 2008 installed, you can change just one project
setting to get VS2010 to rebuild the project with those older tools, so
you don't need separate project files for each version of Visual C++ you
want to support. You should just be able to have a separate build
setting -- e.g. Debug2003, Release2003, Debug2005... -- for each tool
set. (Starts at about 14:00) Do a single Build All command, and you've
tested that your program builds with all compilers you target. Coooool.

There's a technology preview (translation: not even beta yet) available
for download:

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2010/
Vaclav Slavik
2008-12-05 23:42:50 UTC
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Post by Warren Young
he describes how to set up custom tools in XML files that extend the
IDE to add additional functionality. This should make it possible to
emulate more standard Makefile targets, like "make install".
It was my understanding (not from this, but from some older article
about VS2010) that VS2010 will use MSBuild, so yes, this should allow us
to create nicer and more functional projects.

Vaclav

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