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Compiling an open source project in Visual Studio for dummies?

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.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on May 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Open-source front end and commercial back-end? Is this feasible?

I have written software that I would love to make open source. However, I would like to take the back-end, the core of the application, and sell Android and iOS implementations of it while keeping the front-end for PC development open. Is this possible? Practical? Even worth considering? [more inside]
posted by hellslinger on Apr 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Best practices for an Open Source project?

I'm looking for advice on how best to begin an Open Source web application project. [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on Dec 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Working for Vacation

What open-source project should I work on? Or how do I find one? [more inside]
posted by mkb on May 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Ultra low-power computer for rural medical clinics in Africa?

A family member is working on a development project in Africa which will involve setting up a database of patient records in rural medical clinics. There are some cheap computers out there now, but only a few solutions consider the cost and unreliability of power in such regions. He also needs something which runs a standard operating system, so the OLPC computer isn't right. The best I've found so far is the Inveneo project, which was actually designed with such communities in mind. I'm wondering if there are any other solutions that MeFi community members might know of which are comparable to the one offered by Inveneo? [more inside]
posted by Kerim on Nov 20, 2007 - 8 answers

Code Coverage reporting with .NET 1.1 without NCover

Suggestion for Code Coverage reporting with .NET 1.1, now that NCover has become commercial, and closed source?
posted by blue_beetle on Nov 5, 2007 - 0 answers

WAP / WML Analytics packages- are they out there?

Anyone know of any good open source packages for WAP / WML traffic analysis / analytics? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on May 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Best resources for learning software design?

What are the best books to teach the fundamentals of software design and architecture? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Feb 15, 2006 - 12 answers

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