Potential Windows Developer

Donald,

Sorry for splitting the thread, but I am running
in digest mode.

I use VS2005 and will be moving to 2008
when it becomes available. I have not looked
at MingW, so that is probably best left
as a future possibility.

Thanks,

Peter

Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:

we don’t have many active Windows developers yet

many: >= 1 ; <= x (where x is in the lower single digits ???)

I found avogadro 3 days ago, and a new release was
out on the second day. Serendipity, good timing, fate ???

Anyway, I have years of experience with Unix, Linux,
(Fedora and LFS, but lots of other variations also) and Windows.

Mostly I do Windows development - SQL, VB (com, .NET), C# -

I like what I have seen of the project. Some hand-holding and
basic guidance is needed to get the code from SVN and
build the application. I could then be in a position to
consider contributing to the Windows side.

Please provide some pointer and hints to a “Quick Start” guide,
and if that it not available then email bullets will do.

Thanks,

Peter

Peter,

Good to hear. I can guide you but I would need to know what types of
tools you have available. Right now i’ve only done it with vs2005 (i
think thats the version). Anyways, i know there is a free version of
that is available but I know that QT4.* has problems with the SP1
version of vs2005 so i’m not sure about the free version of VS. I’ve
had to refrain from updating to maintain those packages.

So what are we looking at? Visual Studio / MingW?

I have not yet tried MingW but it seems like it might actually be easier
that VS. However, I know to build OB i rely heavily on the VS project
that someone else maintains. If OB were in cmake it would be easier
(not intended to be a jab).


Donald

(Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 09:57:04AM -0700) Peter Ennis peterennis@yahoo.com:

Geoffrey Hutchison wrote:

we don’t have many active Windows developers yet

many: >= 1 ; <= x (where x is in the lower single digits ???)

I found avogadro 3 days ago, and a new release was
out on the second day. Serendipity, good timing, fate ???

Anyway, I have years of experience with Unix, Linux,
(Fedora and LFS, but lots of other variations also) and Windows.

Mostly I do Windows development - SQL, VB (com, .NET), C# -

I like what I have seen of the project. Some hand-holding and
basic guidance is needed to get the code from SVN and
build the application. I could then be in a position to
consider contributing to the Windows side.

Please provide some pointer and hints to a “Quick Start” guide,
and if that it not available then email bullets will do.

Thanks,

Peter


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On Oct 24, 2007, at 12:57 PM, Peter Ennis wrote:

I found avogadro 3 days ago, and a new release was
out on the second day. Serendipity, good timing, fate ???

Anyway, I have years of experience with Unix, Linux,
(Fedora and LFS, but lots of other variations also) and Windows.

Great! We’re glad to have you.

The one “trick” is that the GUI parts are all done using the Qt
toolkit for general cross-platform use. I do admit I’ve added Mac-
specific code, so you’re welcome to do the same if you have Windows
updates.

Communication often happens on IRC (#avogadro), but we usually try to
make comments via e-mail as well. For one, the mailing list is
archived for posterity. For another, not everyone uses IRC – I
rarely do.

The general roadmap is on the wiki, although I’ve tried to post
general feature requests to the SourceForge tracker too.
http://avogadro.sourceforge.net/wiki/To_Do

I just added you to the developer list, although it usually takes
6-12 hours before you get full access to SVN, etc.

Cheers,
-Geoff

Mostly I do Windows development - SQL, VB (com, .NET), C# -

Wait, I forgot one thing which would be really great. Peter or Donald
– can you get together and figure out how to build a Debugging build
of Avogadro to figure out the h2methyl extension? This may be an
underlying Open Babel bug, but it would be really helpful to have a
stack backtrace.

I certainly don’t know how to get debugging information on Windows.
Any help would be really appreciated.

Cheers,
-Geoff

I spent some time making a howto for the development version of Avogadro
and it includes vs2005:

http://avogadro.sourceforge.net/wiki/Building:Development_Version

(Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 07:49:57PM -0400) Geoffrey Hutchison geoff.hutchison@gmail.com:

Mostly I do Windows development - SQL, VB (com, .NET), C# -

Wait, I forgot one thing which would be really great. Peter or Donald –
can you get together and figure out how to build a Debugging build of
Avogadro to figure out the h2methyl extension? This may be an underlying
Open Babel bug, but it would be really helpful to have a stack backtrace.

I certainly don’t know how to get debugging information on Windows. Any
help would be really appreciated.

Cheers,
-Geoff