windres vs. wrc

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at
Sun Nov 17 10:52:48 CST 2002


I've just discovered (DUH!) another free resource compiler:

This one is part of binutils. Now, like any good hacker, I
hate such code duplication. Granted, I haven't looked through
the code of windres, so I can't say if it's any good.

However, here are some points to ponder:
  -- all Win32 free software projects out there use windres, not wrc
  -- for this reason, it is like it's more generic / better maintained
  -- do we want eventually to phase one of them out?
  -- their command line arguments are incompatible. This causes
     problems when trying to build portable Makefiles. 
     Should we try to be command line compatible with windres, so
     we are a drop in replacement (for the .rc/.res -> .o conversion)?

Any windres experiences? Comments?


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