[greenstone-devel] Why support VC++ 4.0 (was: Greenstone and Visual Studio 8)

From Emanuel Dejanu
DateFri, 3 Feb 2006 12:38:25 +0200
Subject [greenstone-devel] Why support VC++ 4.0 (was: Greenstone and Visual Studio 8)
In-Reply-To (43E292D5-8060005-cs-waikato-ac-nz)

Why greenstone is keeping support for VC++ 4.0?
If is for Windows 3.1 is there any statistics on
how many Greenstone users are using Windows 3.1?



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Dewsnip [mailto:mdewsnip@cs.waikato.ac.nz]
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2006 1:17 AM
To: Emanuel Dejanu
Cc: greenstone-devel@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
Subject: Re: Greenstone and Visual Studio 8

Dear Emanuel,

I have tried compiling Greenstone with Visual Studio 2005 and committed a
few changes necessary to get it to compile. I haven't committed your changes
to the makefiles and the source code to prevent all the warnings, as we want
to keep Greenstone compiling with Visual C++ 4 (at this stage, anyway).

However when I run the compiled library.exe or server.exe it crashes with an
exception -- did you experience this problem?



Emanuel Dejanu wrote:

>I am trying to compile the greenstone 2 (CVS) using Visual Studio 2005
>Professional on Windows XP SP2.
>If you do not have Visual Studio 2005 you can get Visual Studio C++
>2005 Express edition for free from msdn.microsoft.com (you must
>register it before 7 nov 2006)
>I send you a patch to fix the compilation problemes.
>The patch was done using the command (in D:CVSROOTgsdl):
>cvs -q diff -bu2 > d:mg_patch
>I have tested also with Visual Studio 6.0 and is working also.
>Best regards,
>Emanuel Dejanu