Builds for Windows

Shaping shaping at
Sat Mar 26 22:09:37 PST 2005

> I've attached the modified VC++ 2005 project file.  Just replace the
> original one with this, and you should be able to build without
> problems.

Thanks for the project file.  I'll give it a try when I have time.  I'm eager to 
get back to Slate, but I'm busy with work for the client, even on the weekends.

> What other dlls are we talking about here?  So far I only know of
> SDL.dll and SDL_gfx.dll.  SDL.dll can be downloaded directly from the
> SDL website in binary form.  However, SDL_gfx.dll has to be compiled
> manually, which, I was not able to do so successfully.

I downloaded from

and also a SDL_gfx.dll, but I don't recall exactly where I got it (it must be 
somewhere on the same site).  I haven't tested this dll with Slate, however.  I 
would like to know what you discover.  I should be able to restart my Slate work 
in about one month, perhaps sooner.


> --- Brian Rice <water at> wrote:
>> It is unfortunately too annoying to build Slate's VM on Windows right
>> now, due to the compiler bug before version VS2005b.
>> Is there someone willing to provide a compiled slate.exe as well as
>> common dll's for everyone else? I'd be willing to set up a place on
>> the
>> website where they could be hosted and do the packaging. Alternately
>> we
>> can just link to the provider's site so they can manage it however
>> they
>> like.
>> Of course, this means that customizing the VM is no easier for the
>> experimenter, but it should be possible to build .dll's with earlier
>> versions of VCC. Am I correct on this?
>> On Mar 24, 2005, at 8:35 PM, Brian Rice wrote:
>> > On Mar 24, 2005, at 8:03 PM, Shaping wrote:
>> >>> Do "make get-alpha". The image actually recorded in the alpha
>> branch
>> >>> is out of date. The image at the location in the repository is
>> fine,
>> >>> although I need to update it again.
>> >>>
>> >>> Note: when I send an "Alpha updated" email, that means you need
>> to
>> >>> get fresh alpha images with the makerule.
>> >>
>> >> How does this apply if we are using VS2005 beta?
>> >>
>> >> Has the naming convention for the vm in the Windows stuff been
>> >> settled?  If so, would someone please explain it.
>> >
>> > Images are irrelevant in terms of the builds. The vm.h just has to
>> be
>> > renamed to slatevm.h as I recall. The project file /should/ do
>> this,
>> > but apparently that functionality isn't working right any more. And
>> > you shouldn't even need to rebuild unless we announce a VM change
>> > (even then, the header rarely really changes).
>> --
>> Brian T. Rice
>> LOGOS Research and Development
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