DWT Support Docs for Windows

JamesD via Digitalmars-d-dwt digitalmars-d-dwt at puremagic.com
Sun Feb 19 20:25:51 PST 2017

On Friday, 10 February 2017 at 07:44:15 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
> On 2017-02-10 03:11, JamesD wrote:
>> The Eclipse DDT plugin creates a shell dub.json.  My doc 
>> "Config DWT GUI
>> for Eclipse DDT on Windows" shows how to edit this dub.json to 
>> reference
>> the DWT imports and libraries.
>> The Eclipse DDT plugin basically executes the "dub build -b" 
>> command.
>> By default, it is the debug version.  Also by default, dub 
>> reads the
>> dub.json file so the app.d can link to the DWT libraries.
>> The user can certainly execute the commands manually or in a 
>> windows
>> batch file - I'm working on another doc for that process as 
>> well.
> Claiming that there are only two build targets, default and 
> unittest, is not correct. Perhaps it's only possible to build 
> these two targets from DDT.
> I don't think it's the right approach to hijack the "unittest" 
> target to build a release build. If the issue is that DDT can 
> only build two targets than that should: A. be fixed, B. be 
> properly explained in your docs and that it's possible to build 
> the release target from the command line.
> Since DDT, I assume, is leveraging Dub to do all the dependency 
> tracking, configuration and building it's very simple to build 
> in the same way as DDT does on the command line.

Thank you for your constructive feedback!

Correct, only 2 build targets in DDT at this time;

I agree that hijacking unittest is not the best approach.  What I 
am doing now is to edit the (default) build target as follows.

     Original: ${DUB_TOOL_PATH} build
     Modified: ${DUB_TOOL_PATH} build -b=release

I leave the (default):unittest unmodified as follows.

     Original: ${DUB_TOOL_PATH} build -b unittest

Thanks for your suggestions about updating my docs. I plan to as 
I learn and time permitting.

Yes, DDT is indeed leveraging DUB to do the builds.  Obviously, 
DDT will allow me to crate a batch file or whatever for other 
build methods, but DUB is convenient for linking with the DWT 

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