'Small' explanation: On Windows, there isn't something like an RPath or a default library search path. Therefore, all libraries which an executable depends on need to be in the PATH. Thus, we generate for each executable in Zorba a bat file to set the PATH variable properly before executing it (e.g. \bin\zorba.bat).
So, when we wanna execute an exe from the build directory in the cmd, you can execute the bat. This is also used for ctests. E.g. the rbkt testdriver is executed via the testdriver.bat file. Now, there are some guys in the Zorba team using Visual Studio ( :-) ). Those people wanna be able to execute the exes from visual studio, e.g. for debugging. But Visual Studio does execute the exes directly. There is no way to tell visual studio to execute the bat files instead. So, the trick to set PATH in bat files does not work. But some years ago, we found a bypass by generation the Visual Studio project files for each executable manually and set the PATH variable there. Unfortunately, this mechanism got forgotten when someone changed the bat file generation mechanism. Bat file needs to be generated at the end of cmake to get all PATH entries in. So, what I am doing in this change is: I make the vcproj file generation equal to the bat file generation. That's all :-). Please feel free to replace yourself with Rodolfo! -- https://code.launchpad.net/~davidagraf/zorba/bug-1013075/+merge/110307 Your team Zorba Coders is subscribed to branch lp:zorba. -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zorba-coders More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp