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1) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : optimized app suggestion (Message 9301)
Posted 28 Jan 2009 by Alton
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To start with I made a C++ project from source files, pointing VS at the astronomy directory. Somewhere in VS you must be able to specify to compile .c files as c++ but I couldn't find it so renamed all the milkyway .c files to .cpp. Once I did that and recreated the project it came together much better.


Good idea. I didn't even think of that. I'm also wondering how the APP_NAME/APP_VERSION stuff is supposed to work. In Linux, that is handled in the Makefile. I'm going to try some more tonight.
2) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : optimized app suggestion (Message 9289)
Posted 28 Jan 2009 by Alton
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I tried. I munged around for 3 hours trying to get WX and then Boinc to compile, only to find that there is NOTHING that tells me how to set up VS to compile milkyway.

How do the admins do it? There is a make file for linux and mac. What do you guys do for windows? How is it compiled. Just some general direction to get me going would be appreciated.
3) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : optimized app suggestion (Message 9269)
Posted 27 Jan 2009 by Alton
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I have Visual Studio installed for some C# development I'm doing. I'll give it a try sometime this week or this weekend depending on how things go.

I have a Vista-32,XP-32,and Win7-64 installation along with my 32 and 64 bit linux boxes, so I'll try to compile it on as many platforms as I can and get back with you.
4) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : optimized app suggestion (Message 8852)
Posted 22 Jan 2009 by Alton
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If you are going to allow optimized apps, why not validate a few of them, and make those apps available for download on the site?

I'll be honest, I don't have time to check every day, sift through the forums, and find the correct optimized apps for all my computers, then spend time each day installing the optimized app on each of my clients. And the alternative is to take 10x longer to crunch units.

Hell, validate a couple PEOPLE who regularly create optimized apps, and ask them manage it for you if you don't have time for it.

I believe offering officially sanctioned optimized apps would go a long way toward restoring some good will on this project.




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