Improving “make vs2013-ide-integration”

The make system can generate a visual studio solution with a .vcxproj file for each target (libraries as well as executables).

Having tested it, it is clear some improvement is needed.

  • it generates vcxproj for 27 out of 93 executables
    • Assumes that CXXOBJECTS is before “recipe to build executable”
    • Assumes that the 2 are together
    • for 66 executables that is not the case
  • vcxproj files are scattered in the source tree, not workdir
    • Source tree should be kept clean, without generated files
    • the vcxproj files, should be kept in e.g. workdir/vs2013
  • it only covers C++, missing java/python/javascript
  • It does not use the object files in workdir (made by make)
    • VC starts by compiling everything again, this should not be the case
  • No support for visual studio 2015

It is my intention to improve the script, step by step. Some of the problems have been added to bugzilla as easyHacks.

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One thought on “Improving “make vs2013-ide-integration”

  1. Can you elaborate on the “does not use the object files in workdir” bit? I dont quite understand, what you aim for there …
    Other than that: Great to see work on improving the development environment for Windows developers!

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