From: Andrew Dunbar (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 03 2002 - 22:25:53 EDT
--- "Michael D. Pritchett" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Fri, 3 May 2002, Kenneth J.Davis wrote:
> > Dom Lachowicz <email@example.com> wrote on
> 5/3/2002 2:10:47 PM:
> > >
> > >On Fri, 2002-05-03 at 14:01, Kenneth J.Davis
> > >> So popt is now required on all platforms? (ap
> Args seems to require it)
> > >> I am just asking so I can see about fixing the
> Windows build in the proper
> > >> manner (either making popt included, or making
> sure it is not used), although
> > >> I'd be more than happy if someone else commits
> a fix before I get a chance to. :-)
> > >
> > >POPT is now required on all platforms so that we
> have some sane
> > >command-line processing and equal features across
> all platforms, where
> > >applicable (win32 might have a hard time
> implementing --print, for
> > >example).
> > >
> > >The best way to fix this is to extend AP Win32App
> from AP App and follow
> > >the code used in the ap UnixApp::main.
> > >
> > >Dom
> > Thanks,
> > I will see about doing this tonight/tommorrow
> unless someone is already
> > planning on doing it (or has already started
> on/done it).
> > Jeremy Davis
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> Jeremy -
> I've been looking into this. popt is there and can
> be including in the
> Win32 required, but there is a problem. popt seems
> to require libintl
> which as far as I know isn't included currently as a
> peer library. I have
> a Win32 version of it and will pay around with it.
> If popt has to be required for "sane-ness" then I
> suppose that libintl
> will too.
In the past didn't we try to keep our external
requirements to a minimum? I'm starting to be
concerned that we may requiring too many libraries
and that some of them may not be properly XP.
> To me, the popt lib doesn't provide a "sane" system
> but makes all systems
> work like *nix where --foo=bar and other things are
> used. I have not
> found the /foo=bar would work which is the expexted
> for Win32 users.
> Perhaps I need to dig more.
This is what I mean by "properly XP". The Windows
equivalent to a lot of command-line options might
sometimes be the context menu...
Just a thought. Andrew Dunbar.
> Michael D. Pritchett
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