KDElibs/win32 merge: How to resolve followin issue..

Maksim Orlovich mo85 at cornell.edu
Sat Aug 28 17:20:39 BST 2004

> No, it's MSVC...: not only me use this one (v 6.0), it's quite large

MSVC6.0 is pretty much beyond hope, IMHO. Just the broken for-loop scoping
is a disaster (IIRC, the #define workaround can cause problems sometimes),
and its template support is pretty much non-existing.

> user/developer base, also in enterprises, who like to simply use kdelibs,
> and
> compile them in 8 minutes instead of 2 hours, debug more easily, etc. :)
> ...
> Update of the whole environment to v7.0+ a) isn't free, b) can affect
> compatibility with other libraries, these are main problems.

gcc for mingw is free, and has Win32 API support.

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