Driver Suite for Linux
convert PayPal transactions to IIF, OFX, QIF
2out 2in EPP
for Linux and Windows
for 8 bits of sound
Linux drivers for MK3/4 PCI
C exception/signal handling lib
to various software
and small scripts
to lighting stuff
X11 makedepend and GNU make for Windows
This page used to contain a description how to install and use the
Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 to develop programs on windows. Since
Microsoft discontinued this application I have removed the
descriptions. If you want write code for the WIN32 environment you can try the
Visual C++ 2010 Express Edition. If you
don't fear command line compilers you can
Mars C++ or MinGW.
If your sources consists of more than 1 file you should use a make tool. If you know Unix developing you will know how to work with Makefiles. If you don't know yet you should learn immediately. I recommend you use GNU make. If you have trouble compiling GNU make yourself you can use the v3.80 binary I have built. And remember to place it somewhere is your path.
Microsoft ships a crippled version of make called nmake with their Visual Studio suite. But because MS wants us developers to develop with the Visual Studio IDE which has its own make system (via those .dsp and .dsw files), their nmake is not really useful and they show no effort to make it useful. If you want to build powerfull but thus small makefiles use GNU make.
If you find make difficult to master have a look at Jam.
If you work with makefiles you have to provide the source
dependencies for make. Writing them manually into the makefile is
boring and error prone. Use a tool instead that generates the
dependency rules for make. I often use the makedepend program
from X Windows. I have made a port which
compiles under UN*X or Windows. Get
the source code for makedepend. To
compile on a UN*X use GNU Make which automatically selects
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