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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 1:08 am

hi,

sorry for the stupid questions, but i would appreciate very much to have my questions answered

1. which compiler (in windows environtment) is best to compile firebird from soucecode ?

2. which ide are developers using to develope firebird (on windows environment) ?

many thanks,
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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 5:35 am

They are working on making Mozilla compile in Cygwin (so we can use free tools). At the moment, Visual Studio is required, afaik.
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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 9:53 am

Not cygwin! Keep it on Visual Studio.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 9:59 am

Tredvolt wrote:Not cygwin! Keep it on Visual Studio.

Amen to that!

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 10:27 am

and those people w/o bottomless wallets, or criminal inclinations ?

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 10:31 am

Tredvolt wrote:Not cygwin! Keep it on Visual Studio.

Visual Studio support isn't going to be removed. This is just an alternative.
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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 10:57 am

As long as both can be used, I am happy. I certainly don't have a bottomless wallet so financially, Cygwin makes more sense, but I have nothing but trouble using Cygwin.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 11:14 am

Some of us have Visual Studio because we are going broke by enrolling in college and the college is nice enough to give something back :P

Seriously though, it's always good to have a free alternative.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 11:17 am

Quark wrote:Some of us have Visual Studio because we are going broke by enrolling in college and the college is nice enough to give something back :P

Seriously though, it's always good to have a free alternative.


My school does the same thing. They allow us to buy Visual Studio at a discount.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 2:41 pm

Seemingly dumb question, but where can I get the source for the Win32 version?

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 2:45 pm

There's only one version of the source, which can be compiled on multiple platforms.
So you can get the source via CVS: http://mozilla.org/cvs.html then do a
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cvs update browser and toolkit

You'll also need to update your .mozconfig file (actually, all the information you need are on the Phoenix/Firebird official website)

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 4:01 pm

Quark wrote:Some of us have Visual Studio because we are going broke by enrolling in college and the college is nice enough to give something back :P

Seriously though, it's always good to have a free alternative.


My college is part of the Microsoft Alliance program and the University itself pays to give away a number of copies of the different MS programs. I, being part of the IT department, get to install Windows XP ( if I choose to) Visual Studio.Net which I currently have. However, we must agree to have the software on our machine only while we are students. You also cannot write programs for profit. :wink:

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 4:26 pm

Alienyak, im guessing you go to the UW of Tac campus?

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 6:35 pm

Erukian wrote:Alienyak, im guessing you go to the UW of Tac campus?


I'm getting some prereq's done at TCC first. Then I plan to go to UW - Tacoma in the fall.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2003, 6:37 pm

alanjstr wrote:They are working on making Mozilla compile in Cygwin (so we can use free tools). At the moment, Visual Studio is required, afaik.


I've never seen any cygwin based apps run on Windows in a Windows environment. That is, if a cygwin capable build is created, would the vstudio build still be a development priority?


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