Compiling an open source project in Visual Studio for dummies?
May 11, 2012 10:28 AM Subscribe
I need to compile an open-source software package, originally intended for a POSIX machine, in Visual Studio. I am comfortable with the ./configure > make > make install cycle, having done it many times, but I have never used VS in my life.
Can someone explain to me like I am six, what I would do to begin doing this in VS? I can't make a makefile, because configure is a bash script. I realize I could use MinGW or Cygwin, but I've been asked to avoid that if possible.
I already have VS (C++ version) and also SDK installed on a Win 7 box.
Let's assume for this question that using a pre-built binary is not an option.
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