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Re: [bagder/curl] 0e66d5: vc: remove explicit MSVC6 IDE project file and doc...

From: Yang Tse <>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:52:18 +0100

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:30 PM, GitHub <> wrote:

> Commit: 0e66d5878edc3d7ffc445116d194b58bbc7504b9
> Author: Daniel Stenberg <>
> Date: 2013-02-06 (Wed, 06 Feb 2013)
> Changed paths:
> M
> M docs/INSTALL
> R vc6curl.dsw
> Log Message:
> -----------
> vc: remove explicit MSVC6 IDE project file and documentation
> VC6 is _very_ old and we provide working makefiles even for that
> compiler. Users who build with the IDE never use that method and project
> file anyway and it was just lingering in the root dir.

Please don't.

File 'vc6curl.dsw' in the top subdirectory isn't a lingering file, it
is the parent workspace file of the ones present in lib and src
subdirectories, all are needed in their specific location.

Ancianity of VC6 is no reason to drop it. We have build stuff for much
more ancient systems and I would be equally surprised if they were

Comment relative to users not using it is inexact. Home page mentions
500 million users. Even if it is a small percentage of users using it,
it is a big number of users. ;-)

Workspace files for _any_ other MS visual studio can be generated from
the VC6 ones. The other way round is impossible. Forward portability
from the VC6 workspace and project files into later visual studio
versions is possible, the contrary not.

The possibility of building by other means is no reason to drop this.
Sometimes the best way of debugging something is using the IDE, even
when it is possible to build using makefiles.

Please, at least reinstate the 'vc6curl.dsw' file in its previous
location. I can perfectly live without the docs, although I really see
no reason for it to get removed.

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Received on 2013-02-07