Compiling EiffelStudio on WinXP:
This section summarizes the so far rather painful process of compiling EiffelStudio. The platform for which the following description applies is MS Windows XP SP2 using the MSDN PSDK-x86.exe and the free MS C-compiler. The system was set up according to the description which can be found at: Installing_Microsoft_C_compiler.
The compilation process follows the basic steps described at: Compiling_EiffelStudio.
M1 June 12, 2006
Installed the new release 5.7.59395 announced on the mialing list
Modified the automatic build scripts Automatic_Build_Scripts.
This led to a version of EiffelStudio that was able to create new basic projects. For some mysterious reasons the debugger worked also for simple projects, but nobody else could replicate this. Hence, it is not clear whether this debugger version was running correctly.
M2 June 16, 2006
Step -1: Installed new release 5.7.59623 because it was recommended on es-devel and the previous version began to choke on current checkouts.
Step 0: Setting the environment variables:
rem ****** rem Cygwin rem ====== set PATH=%PATH%;C:\cygwin\bin rem ************ rem EiffelStudio rem ============ rem General Eiffel path set EIFFEL_PATH=%CD% rem Eiffel source directory set EIFFEL_SRC=%EIFFEL_PATH%\57dev rem Eiffel delivery directory set EIFFEL_DELIVERY=%EIFFEL_PATH%\57comp rem ********* rem ISE Paths rem ========= set ISE_EIFFEL=C:\Programme\Eiffel57\59623 set ISE_PLATFORM=windows set ISE_C_COMPILER=msc set ISE_LIBRARY=%EIFFEL_SRC% rem ********** rem Subversion rem ========== rem SVN checkout URL set SVNURL=https://eiffelsoftware.origo.ethz.ch/svn/es
Step 1: svn checkout
svn co %SVNURL%/branches/soft-arch/Src 57dev svn co %SVNURL%/branches/soft-arch/free_add_ons 57dev/free_add_ons rem the following update is also extended by revision number cd 57dev svn up svn up free_add_ons
Step 2: gobo extraction
cd %EIFFEL_SRC%\library set file_cygwin=/cygdrive/%EIFFEL_SRC::=%/free_add_ons/gobo/gobo_34_win.tgz set file_cygwin=%file_cygwin:\=/% bash -c "tar -xvzf %file_cygwin%"
Step 3: Compile Run-Time
cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/C call configure win32 m
Step 4: Compile Libraries
cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/library/net/Clib svn up %REVNRSTR% call make_msc.bat cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/library/vision2/Clib svn up %REVNRSTR% call make_msc.bat cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/library/wel/Clib svn up %REVNRSTR% call make_msc.bat
Step 5: Compile C-Libraries
cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/C_library/zlib call make_msc.bat cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/C_library/libpng call make_msc.bat
Step 6: Compile Compiler
cd %EIFFEL_SRC%/Eiffel/library/cli_writer/Clib nmake
Step 7: Compile EiffelStudio
cd %EIFFEL_SRC%\Eiffel\Ace "%ISE_EIFFEL%\studio\spec\windows\bin\ec.exe" -config ec.ecf -target bench -c_compile echo Running finish_freezing.exe... cd "%EIFFEL_SRC%\Eiffel\Ace\EIFGENs\bench\W_code" "%ISE_EIFFEL%\studio\spec\windows\bin\finish_freezing.exe"
Conclusion: Unfortunately doing the above on Revision 59860 produces a version that cannot create new base projects.
M3 June 21, 2006
Recompiling Revision 59930 did not solve the above problem, but this version should be sufficient for the whole project.
I uploaded all the compile scripts that I used somewhere on my [website]. As Volkan correctly mentioned, they are not tested. All I can say is that they worked for me, and I am not giving any warranty for whatsoever. If you still want to try them, unzip them into a new directory. Then all you have to do is change the path to ISE_EIFFEL in 0_set_env_vars.bat. And the rest will all happen in the current directory. If you have problems, please let me know.
I also added a feature switch button to the new class wizzard in eb_create_class_dialog.e. The button is not yet connected to the feature wizzard. The changed class file is available [here]. I also put up the svn [diff] output compared to the original version.