Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Mon Oct 13 14:03:51 CEST 2003

At 13:51 13-10-2003, you wrote:
>I agree with the complainant to some extent... the fpcmake files are very
>complicated, and make itself isn't the easiest utility to use for non
>(l)unix'ites -that's putting it vvvv mildly!-. However, I suppose whatever
>we do is going to be complicated, so we have to live with it.
>The main problem is when someone mods the make process (as has happened a
>few times recently eg re cross, re the paths to utilities), and accidentally
>breaks something - as is currently the case with go32v2 & win32 snapshot
>making under win9x (still broken!). The big problem is, because it's so
>complicated, that there are only only a few developers who have access to
>all the various operating systems/targets can who can fix it.

fpcmake is only a helper application specially made for fpc itself. For 
normal pascal 'projects' that only exists of a couple of units in the same 
directory there is no reason to use fpcmake.

if you know a better alternative to build big projects like fpc please 
share it with us.


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