I've haven't played with Cygwin in years. I found MinGW and Msys to be much
easier to install and use. I'll have to try Cygwin again some time. Do you know
if it is tested better than the MinGW builds?
I've usually insisted on regular cross builds and testing when using a windows
target as the test build to prevent the Windows things from creeping in.
Although most of the development is done in windows, we usually assign someone
to integrate the product on the target routinely to double check that we aren't
getting ourselves in trouble.
Interesting. I have only briefly noted the change to MPC. I have never used it
I did run a quick test on a CORBA test program I have. I've downloaded code for
the "Advanced CORBA Programming with C++" and manually (by copying a ACE
example) built a makefile for ACE for the Chapter 3 example. I also generated
the makefiles using the perl script mentioned above, but the corresponding make
fails. The test program contains an idl file that the MPC makefiles don't
contain rules for.
Using the hand built makefile, 'make depend' on a clean directory expands the
idl file first. The MPC makefiles ignore the idl file. Running make with the MPC
makefiles also fails as there is no rule to make the idl file.
Matthew A. Townsend
Government Communications Systems Division