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Re: [cdt-dev] Two more suggestions for CDT 2.0 Managed Build functionality

Thanks, Leo, this is great feedback.

I am currently gathering all the info and will produce a proposal by the 
end of next week. We can then have a thorough discussion at the Nov 12 
meeting and hopefully come up with some good plans to get started on.

Doug Schaefer, Senior Software Developer
IBM Rational Software, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Treggiari, Leo" <leo.treggiari@xxxxxxxxx> 
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10/30/2003 07:04 PM
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[cdt-dev] Two more suggestions for CDT 2.0 Managed Build functoionality

These suggestions come from the folks working on the compilers for
embedded systems for your consideration:

1. When a user creates a managed make project, at some point they
   may want to turn off make file generation and maintain the
   make file themselves.  For instance, to add functionality that
   cannot be added via the managed make UI.  I had 2 thoughts on
   how to provide this:
    o  Provide a Managed Make project to Standard Make project
       converter that used the last generated make file as the
       make file for the Standard project.
    o  Provide a "switch" in the managed make UI that turns off
       make file generation.  When the switch is set, a build 
       would not re-generate the make file, merely invoke it.

2. One of Intel's IDEs supporting embedded systems implements a
   build system that is flexible in terms of adding new tools to
   the build system.  A concept that they use in the build system
   is that of a "process" (or step).  In other words, a tool chain
   consists of a series of processes and each process invokes one
   of more tools.  Processes are abstract steps such as "Compiling"
   and "Linking".  If the user needs to add a new tool to their
   build system, they add the tool to the appropriate process.
Leo Treggiari
Intel Corp.
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