Experimental Windows binaries available; please test!

Yves Sucaet sucaet at histogenex.com
Thu Aug 2 03:55:56 EDT 2012

Hi Hauke,

I, too, am a Visual Studio man :-)

I can definitely see Benjamin's argument in the long run, too, however.

But if MSVC is being dropped, would it perhaps be possible to switch to 
Eclipse? It's not *quite* as userfriendly as MSVC, but imho it's the next 
best thing.


From:   Hauke Heibel <hauke.heibel at gmail.com>
To:     openslide-users at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
Date:   02-08-12 09:36
Subject:        Re: Experimental Windows binaries available; please test!
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On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Benjamin Gilbert <bgilbert at cs.cmu.edu> 
> I expect that in practice most people will use openslide-winbuild or
> download precompiled binaries, so very few will need to care about this.
>   Nonetheless: objections?

Hi Benjamin,

No huge objections from our side. As you have already seen, I have
anyways not been able to keep the build systems in synch due to lack
of time.

Regarding the completeness of CMake I am not sure if I know what you
mean but then I am also not really an Autotools specialist.

I understand your reasoning for dropping VC support but it will make
contributions and bug fixes for Windows users much more difficult
because MSVC is the most widely used and user friendly IDE on Windows
(the latter is just my personal opinion). We would have never been
able to make our contributions to OpenSlide with a pure cygwin build
to due to involved debugging which was required.

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