[sword-devel] Borland C++

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Mon Jan 17 20:55:43 MST 2005

As Michael noted, the norm in Linux is to develop for GCC. Most of us 
probably just use text editors like emacs or vi for coding. I think the 
BibleTime guys may use KDevelop.

On Windows, it's a whole other story. On that platform we use Borland 
C++ 5.0 for BibleCS development, though I think everything also works in 
6.0. The library can also be compiled in MS Visual Studio 6.0 & .NET 
2003 (7.1) and with Cygwin.

If you plan to use the same tool for both Mozilla and Sword development, 
it will probably have to be MS Visual Studio.NET 2003. Mozilla has their 
own rather complex build system. No one has yet succeeded in building 
Moz in Borland.


Greg Marine wrote:
> Good day everyone,
> I read on the CrossWire website that Borland C++ was used to develop 
> parts of Sword. Like BibleCS or something. I'm curious as to which 
> version of Borland C++ is used and where it could be used to compile on 
> Linux too. I'm VERY new to C++ and not sure what IDE is best for working 
> with projects like Sword and the XPCOM wrapper I'd like to create. I'm 
> also interested in being able to compile and work with Mozilla's 
> software using the same tools as Sword. So, anyone who has worked on 
> Sword and has also successfully worked with Mozilla I am curious about 
> your thoughts. At the very least, I could use a pointer to the best way 
> to work with the Sword code base on Windows and Linux. I really 
> appreciate help any of you can offer.
> Thank you and God Bless <><
> Greg
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