Compiling on Windows 7

Larkin
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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by Larkin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:49 pm

The first draft of QRegularExpression didn't return the names for the named capture groups, so I requested that feature and it was finally added. It's PCRE-compliant, too, unlike the old QRegExp, so I definitely recommend it.

You have a good point with the functionality in libzip, but it might be something that could be built as a library for Qt for easier integration and compilation. I find a lot of good examples and tutorials out there, if not a ready-built library. Didn't Mudlet used to use QuaZip?

JSON support has been added/improved. I've found that it can be easily integrated with the Lua engine.

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by Vadi » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:46 am

I don't see the external dependencies that we've got right now in need of replacement. If it is a pain point, let us know where, we'll see if we can help with that.

YAJL is very well optimised - we use it for the speed. I wouldn't want to replace it with a Qt implementation without running performance benchmarks on. There is also the community thing, YAJL is very widely used - more likely to have fixes & a wider support base.

We've done away with QuaZip.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by rw3iss » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:05 am

I still can't get libzip to compile on Windows 7. If anyone else has any success, please let me know.

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by Vadi » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:07 am

Yeah that's a fair one. Chris, could you take a look?

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by chris » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:14 am

I just updated the wiki with instructions from a fresh windows 7 install using Qt 5.3

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by Larkin » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:42 pm

While your efforts are appreciated, this is easily the most complicated set of instructions I've ever seen for compiling anything.

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by chris » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:39 pm

Try compiling qt statically on Windows and your opinion will change drastically :). But in any case, compiling on Windows sucks and to be honest, if those instructions are too complicated for someone to follow they have no business using the experimental builds.

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by Larkin » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:21 pm

I must disagree on both points. Compiling Qt statically is no small feat, but for very good reasons. Mudlet is a relatively small project, and the dependencies are clumsy, which is what I see as the primary reason for delays between official releases.

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Re: Compiling on Windows 7

Post by chris » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:54 pm

That is hardly the reason for delays between official releases. That's entirely because we have a release cycle tied to a single individual. After this is finally put out we're going to adopt a better release cycle from the official github repository.

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