DWT-Win gentle remarks

Bill Baxter dnewsgroup at billbaxter.com
Wed Feb 13 00:06:01 PST 2008

John Reimer wrote:
> doob wrote:
>> John Reimer wrote:
>>> Bjoern wrote:
>>>> 1) I hope that the usergdi etc. modifications will be merged into 
>>>> Tango.
>>> We don't know how or if that will happen yet. But we definitely need 
>>> to fix that somehow.  Having the directory structure that we have 
>>> currently is suboptimal.
>>>> 2) Using the latest dwt snapshot requires opengl32.lib. Please add 
>>>> this file to the lib. download
>>> Right...I forgot about that. Thanks for the reminder. It also 
>>> requires glu32.lib as well.
>>>> 3)Do you see a chance that DWT-X will be bundled with Tango to ease 
>>>> installation ?
>>>> Bjoern
>>> I have no idea.  But I'm  not sure if it should.  This is a fairly 
>>> large library and adding all dwt platforms to the tango distribution 
>>> would severely bloat the download.  I think it will be important to 
>>> package dwt-win and dwt-linux in an easy-to-install format, however.
>>> One option I'm thinking about is a sort of dsss package (making it 
>>> easy to install like dsss net install).  All you should have to do is 
>>> download the latest stable release of dwt (packaged something like 
>>> DD-dwt-win-vXX.zip) and install the package locally with something 
>>> like "dsss install DD-dwt-win-vXX.zip" which would install the *.di 
>>> files and library.  This would make for simple integration of the 
>>> package into IDE's and such.  But currently dsss does not have this 
>>> feature... would be kind of nice, though. ;)
>>> -JJR
>> What about "dsss net install dwt", that is usually very simple
> Yes, that is simple.  But I'd like an alternative option that can neatly 
> package all the necessary content in one file for a particular version. 
>  This way you can install/uninstall at whim knowing that you have the 
> backup package immediately available for that version.  This is useful 
> for off-line use when the net is not immediately available.
> Currently, uninstalling a "net install" with dsss (I believe) does not 
> backup the content.  My understanding is that you would have to download 
> it all over again (Correct me if I'm wrong).  Also  I'm not sure how 
> "net install" handles project versions, but I don't know of any easy way 
> to install/uninstall different versions of a library (a procedure that 
> might be useful for testing purposes).  

DSSS net has absolutely no concept of versions.  A library is either 
installed or it isn't.  So you are correct.  If you need to be able to 
switch between various versions then DSSS is very little help.


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