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From Randy Abernethy>
Subject Re: Advice for a possibly unique Thrift build environment?
Date Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:51:40 GMT
Hi Chris,

I often build Thrift C++ apps on Windows without precompiled libs. The
first time I did it I just added the obvious cpp files from the thrift cpp
lib to my project, built, read through the linker errors, grepped around,
added some more cpp files, and so on. It is pretty easy to pull together
the necessary cpp source for a client, a bit more work for a server but
certainly doable. You learn a lot in the process too. Once you have the
boilerplate list of files you generally depend on it is pretty routine.
Makes debugging easy too, no need to configure debug and release libs,
never any problems with the IDE figuring out where the source is when you
want to step into code, etc. I also found building some dependencies on
windows rough, in particular libevent. It was much easier to just compile
the bits of lib event I needed without trying to make the entire thing

At the end of the day I use static libs most of the time but just want to
let you know that compiling the Thrift sources into your executable
directly is no big hardship on any platform.


On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Chris Seto <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am a beginner to the Thrift framework, and I'm looking into using Thrift
> on a project which is half embedded (actually C++ on embedded Linux) and
> half C#. Obviously the C# side is standard affair, so I'm not worried about
> it at all.
> On the embedded side, I am running a little embedded Linux computer
> running Angstrom Linux. While I can build either natively or on a desktop
> Linux target, I actually have been cross compiling my application on my
> Windows machine With the GCC-Linaro toolchain.
> Obviously, I can run the thrift compiler on my Windows machine, so
> generating the subs isn't a big deal.
> I'm more wondering how to include the Thrift libraries in the project. I
> do have an Ubuntu Linux machine which has Thrift "installed", but what
> exactly is the Thrift installation doing, and what is the best way to
> include Thrift into my existing C++ project? Is there a clean way that I
> could compile Thrift libs on my Ubuntu machine, then link against them on
> my Windows build environment? Similarly, would it be possible for me to
> simply include the libs as source files in my existing C++ project?
> Thanks
> --

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