[Vm-dev] Setting up a VMMaker image

Marco Schmidt Marco.Schmidt at Taugamma.de
Wed Nov 11 17:54:15 UTC 2009

I think a good alternative to the current make system would be the
CMAKE-system. The current  UNIX build process is CMAKE-based. It works
for me like a charme.  Using CMAKE you get MS VisualStudio-Solutions
and the Microsoft compiler suite too.

Marco Schmidt

2009/11/11 Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de>:
> Igor Stasenko wrote:
>>> This is a linker issue; freetype.a isn't included in the final VM link
>>> which
>>> it needs if you want to make FT2Plugin internal. I'm not sure how to deal
>>> with it in the long term, for now you can add the following line to
>>> winbuild/Makefile (after the STDLIBS definition):
>>> STDLIBS += ../platforms/win32/plugins/FT2Plugin/freetype.a
>> Yeah.
>> The solution is to change the main makefile to include
>> 'makefile.extras' (if it exists), which should be located in plugin
>> dirs,
>> so in such  'makefile.extras' one could write:
>> STDLIBS += ../platforms/win32/plugins/FT2Plugin/freetype.a
>> but i don't remember the syntax for file inclusion, and not sure that
>> make utility in Win32-Tools-1.2.zip  supports includes.
> This exists and is actually already used by the external build of the
> FT2Plugin (see platforms/win32/plugins/FT2Plugin/Makefile). The issue is
> that a custom Makefile isn't included by default for the main VM build
> (because it includes Makefile.plugin in return) so it's a bit of classic
> recursive Makefile invocation / inclusion nightmare. Are there any decent
> alternatives to make these days? (by "decent" I mean small and to the point,
> not requiring megabytes of additional installation crap)
> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

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