Another dwt-win / dmd / dsss build problem

Bill Baxter dnewsgroup at
Thu Feb 14 08:08:31 PST 2008

Bjoern wrote:
> Bill Baxter schrieb:
>> Bjoern wrote:
>>> John Reimer schrieb:
>>>> Bill Baxter wrote:
>>>>> Bill Baxter wrote:
>>>>>> Most of this pain of mine would have been avoided if there were 
>>>>>> working dsss.conf files included with the dwt-samples project.
>>>>> And now I see that there is a dsss.conf at the top-level that 
>>>>> covers all the subprojects.  Dangit!
>>>>> --bb
>>>> I was confused as to why you were using your own dsss.conf... But, 
>>>> anyway, glad you figured it out.
>>>> Now I recall I had the same problem with dsss and forward slashes.  
>>>> The strange thing is that dsss reads forward slashes in the 
>>>> dsss.conf file but not on the command line :P.  This is an example 
>>>> of why troubleshooting gets confusing with the problems layered from 
>>>> several technologies. I wish it were easier.
>>>> About the images in the buttons... Are they missing on yours too?  
>>>> Are you using Windows XP?  I haven't been able to track down the 
>>>> problem on that yet.  It was working for me a few revisions ago, but 
>>>> not now.  I guess I'll add a ticket.
>>>> -JJR
>>> Pretty confusing
>>> I don't know why but modifying  sc.ini  does the job for me:
>>> DFLAGS="-I%@P%\..\import;%@P%\..\import\dwt-win" -version=Tango 
>>> -defaultlib=tango-base-dmd.lib -debuglib=tango-base-dmd.lib 
>>> -L+tango-user-dmd.lib
>>> my win xp directory structure :
>>> dmd/import/tango
>>> dmd/import/dwt-win
>>> I use hg within these (adequate) directories.
>>> I can also imagine that Bill is using Tango + Tangobos. Means 
>>> probabely this causes the problem.
>> Yup I am.  I'm not sure what you are saying you modified your sc.ini 
>> from though.  Are you refering to the -L+tango-user-dmd.lib part?
>> This seems like an issue that needs attention to me.
> Well in case that you install a naked Tango + dmd 1.025
> your sc.ini DFALGS stuff is a s follows :
> DFLAGS="-I%@P%\..\import" -version=Tango
> -defaultlib=tango-base-dmd.lib -debuglib=tango-base-dmd.lib
> -L+tango-user-dmd.lib
> As you can see, I just added :
> ;%@P%\..\import\dwt-win"

Ok.  Well that makes sense you'd need that if you've got libs that need 
to be linked with in your import\dwt-win directory.  There should be 
some flag to add that during compilation too.  With dsss you can add 
extra lib dirs using "-S..\import\dwt-win".

> the -L flag seems to be not nessesary in case that you use Tango + 
> Tangobos. (I mean the optional ready-to-use installation, you can 
> download from Tango)
> just compare it.
> Beside I use Tango rev 3172.

Hmm.  I'm confused then because the Windows install instructions on the 
Tango page make it sound like the -L is an optional thing not included 
by default, but you can add it if you feel like it.  But you're saying 
it is the default in the pre-made Tango packages?

>> I agree that DSSS is far from perfect.  I think Gregor's biggest 
>> mistake was to assume that handling D dependencies perfectly would 
>> solve all build problems (or at least he seems to have made that 
>> assumption).  But it's just not the case.  In real software there are 
>> all kinds of dependencies that come from all kinds of places.  A build 
>> tool that does not have a general dependency engine is a cripple from 
>> the outset.
> OT/
> Do not want to say too much because not much is done at the moment but I 
> choose Omake :
> Quote :
> ...
> Built-in functions that provide the most common features of programs 
> like grep, sed, and awk. These are especially useful on Win32.
> Active filesystem monitoring, where the build automatically restarts 
> whenever you modify a source file. This can be very useful during the 
> edit/compile cycle.  Really ??? :)
> and I've just received a mail from a guy who did his ADA build work 
> using OMake. Interesting 'cause ADAs import/package handling is at least 
> as complicated as Ds. )
> Bjoern

Hmm haven't heard much about OMake.  I think SCons is probably more 
widely used and actively developed, though, if you're going to go the 
route of adding D support to an existing build tool.  And someone has 
already done some work getting D support into SCons.


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