Re: [kicad-users] Re: Kicad + Borland CPP (Free Turbo Version)?

2007-10-14 Thread Dan Andersson

Do Not! fork out and use another compiler than the GCC.

As the development of the GCC have been seen breaking some softwares and 
libraries, it would probably be a serious waste of time to start forking the 
makefiles for further compilers.

Regarding quality - GCC is probably the most developed and checked compiler 
out there. Besides, the GCC is a free software and by that - available to 
anyone.

I seriously doubt you will be able to find any serious shortcomings of GCC 
when compared to Borland.

There are reasons behind the major C-compiler producers to compare their
products with GCC. 

If you want to develop KiCad further, use GCC! If you have to add .NET 
functions, see to that they are compatible with MONO so we can compile them 
in fully open source environments.


//Dan

On Saturday 13 October 2007 19:55:37 drwrench wrote:
 Hi Dick, Thanks for the reply.

  I have not seen support for this compiler in the makefiles.

 Ok

  Do you realize what the quality level is for the GCC compiler suite
  that Kicad uses as standard?

 I don't know much about the recommended compiler but I did download
 it and will use it if I need to.

 I mainly develop using Borland tools for Java, C# and Pascal
 languages. I was hoping that if I could import Kicad into Borland
 CPP builder then everything would be under one IDE and I could tryout
 the possibilites of integrating parts of Kicad into other
 applications written in other languages.

 It's more out of interest at the moment as I have no real need to use
 any CAD package and don't want to learn a new compiler suite if I can
 avoid it for now.

 But in the future I may need CAD so would like to try things out
 early on if I can and I thought the Borland route would be the
 easiest way for me.



[kicad-users] Re: Kicad + Borland CPP (Free Turbo Version)?

2007-10-14 Thread drwrench
--- In kicad-users@yahoogroups.com, Dan Andersson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 
 Do Not! fork out and use another compiler than the GCC.
 
 As the development of the GCC have been seen breaking some 
softwares and 
 libraries, it would probably be a serious waste of time to start 
forking the 
 makefiles for further compilers.
 
 Regarding quality - GCC is probably the most developed and checked 
compiler 
 out there. Besides, the GCC is a free software and by that - 
available to 
 anyone.
 
 I seriously doubt you will be able to find any serious shortcomings 
of GCC 
 when compared to Borland.
 
 There are reasons behind the major C-compiler producers to compare 
their
 products with GCC. 
 
 If you want to develop KiCad further, use GCC! If you have to 
add .NET 
 functions, see to that they are compatible with MONO so we can 
compile them 
 in fully open source environments.
 
 
 //Dan
 
 On Saturday 13 October 2007 19:55:37 drwrench wrote:
  Hi Dick, Thanks for the reply.
 
   I have not seen support for this compiler in the makefiles.
 
  Ok
 
   Do you realize what the quality level is for the GCC compiler 
suite
   that Kicad uses as standard?
 
  I don't know much about the recommended compiler but I did 
download
  it and will use it if I need to.
 
  I mainly develop using Borland tools for Java, C# and Pascal
  languages. I was hoping that if I could import Kicad into 
Borland
  CPP builder then everything would be under one IDE and I could 
tryout
  the possibilites of integrating parts of Kicad into other
  applications written in other languages.
 
  It's more out of interest at the moment as I have no real need to 
use
  any CAD package and don't want to learn a new compiler suite if I 
can
  avoid it for now.
 
  But in the future I may need CAD so would like to try things out
  early on if I can and I thought the Borland route would be the
  easiest way for me.





[kicad-users] Re: Kicad + Borland CPP (Free Turbo Version)?

2007-10-13 Thread drwrench
Hi Dick, Thanks for the reply. 

 I have not seen support for this compiler in the makefiles.  

Ok

 Do you realize what the quality level is for the GCC compiler suite
 that Kicad uses as standard?  

I don't know much about the recommended compiler but I did download 
it and will use it if I need to.

I mainly develop using Borland tools for Java, C# and Pascal 
languages. I was hoping that if I could import Kicad into Borland 
CPP builder then everything would be under one IDE and I could tryout 
the possibilites of integrating parts of Kicad into other 
applications written in other languages. 

It's more out of interest at the moment as I have no real need to use 
any CAD package and don't want to learn a new compiler suite if I can 
avoid it for now. 

But in the future I may need CAD so would like to try things out 
early on if I can and I thought the Borland route would be the 
easiest way for me.