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From Greg Stein <>
Subject Re: Files generated by Visual Studio
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2011 07:38:15 GMT
On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 03:35, Mathias Bauer <> wrote:
> On 21.06.2011 09:03, Greg Stein wrote:
>> If these files are generated, then why even put them into source
>> control? They can simply be generated on each developers' machine as
>> part of the build.
>> Am I missing something?
> This would be a PITA for all developers, especially for those creating
> releases. You can't tell them: here's the source, grab Visual Studio and use
> it to create some more files before you can build the stuff.
> Besides that, there are no project files to create them from. And it's also
> possible that these files have been modified in the past.
> We don't use Visual Studio for the build, only the compiler. So we don't
> want to rely on its usage.
> It may be uncommon at Apache (perhaps even unwanted) to commit generated
> files, but nevertheless my recommendation is to allow to make them part of
> the software grant if that is legally possible. Everything else can be
> discussed later.

Not a problem. We're just talking about different types of "generated
files". I'm concerned about "build outputs", but these are wizard
outputs from the various VS tools. They are one-time outputs, rather
than part of the build process.

Thanks for the clarification!


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