SCons, Wine, and Winelib

James Hawkins truiken at
Wed Feb 16 18:54:29 CST 2005

On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 15:41:22 -0800, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> Ok, currently Winelib relies on GNU autoconf, makefiles and friends to
> get a working app.  This is a bit difficult, particularly if you're not
> very good with makefiles (I'm attempting to learn them from scratch in
> order to port an application.)
> I just heard about the SCons project, which from what I can tell looks
> like it aims to be a replacement to the makefiles.  Has anyone used
> this?
> I bring this up because it might be easier on developers to have
> something like Winemaker create a SCons script, rather than rely on the
> user to piddle around with autoconf and hacking up makefiles.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie
> Usability-developer-wannabe-extrordinaire

One thing I noted on the SCons website:

"Built-in support for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and past Visual
Studio versions, including generation of .dsp, .dsw, .sln and .vcproj

Sounds interesting to me.

James Hawkins

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