Another dwt-win / dmd / dsss build problem

Bjoern nanali at
Thu Feb 14 08:26:12 PST 2008

Bill Baxter schrieb:
> 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?

Yes, at least for Tango Frank + dmd as well as Tango snapshot plus dmd 1.025

The -L flag seems to have some side effects. For example creating pure 
Tango based DLLs is not possible. First you've to remove this flag.
According to Sean K :
I don't know what we need the L flag for, but I am sure it had a 

> 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.

In France OCaml is in industry use, Airbus/ESA. France Telecom. Means 
OMake is still alive. Hope I got the chance to introduce D in 
Toulouse/Airbus this summer.

> --bb

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