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Re: MSVC compilation problem in git master

On 25 August 2017 at 14:39, John Emmas <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 25/08/2017 10:17, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
>> The Visual Studio project files are not up to date, and since we're
>> switching the build to Meson, I don't think they'll stay in tree much
>> longer.
> Ooer... are you saying that Meson will be compulsory for future builds?  I
> assumed it was an addition to the existing build systems, rather than a
> replacement.

For GTK+ master, yes: we switched to Meson exclusively, and dropped
all other build systems.

For GTK+ stable branches, we only use Autotools.

For other dependent libraries — GLib, GdkPixbuf, Pango — we added
Meson in parallel with Autotools, but the long term plan is to drop
the Autotools build.

> What will happen for those of us who need the MSVC debugger?  AFAIK it's
> only available if you build using Microsoft's VC project/sln files (or does
> Meson generate them maybe?

Yes, Meson can generate Visual Studio projects out of the box. It is
one of the reasons why we decided to migrate to it.


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