[Vortex] [ANN] Vortex Library 1.0.9 'A certain shade of greenrelease' is ready!

Francis Brosnan Blazquez francis at aspl.es
Sat Nov 3 11:24:08 CET 2007

Hi Chris,

> I've got a few suggestions for the Windows users out there. 
> 1. How about adding version resources to the DLL? This way we can
> right-click over a vortex DLL and see what version it is via the
> Windows Explorer properties window.

Sounds really good. Could you provide some details to make these
possible? (we are mainly gcc guys ;-)

> we can see how the library was compiled.

These macros are intended to be used internally by Vortex at compilation
time. Maybe you are interested in using vortex_*_is_enabled family of
functions to check for features...If not, what do you have in mind?

> 3. Take advantage of the Microsoft Visual Studio compiler autolinking
> pragma to simplify linking in any needed 3rd party libraries. For
> example:
> #pragma comment(lib, "C:\\Program Files\\Gsasl32\\lib\
> \libgsasl-7.lib")
> #endif
> #pragma comment(lib, "libssl.lib")
> #pragma comment(lib, "libcrypto.lib")
> #endif

Interesting. I'll check this.

> 4. In regards to successfully conditionally compiling vortex without
> the support for SASL and TLS, I've updated the latest versions of
> vortex_sasl.c and vortex_tls.c to support this.
> 5. Finally, there was one other compile issue with vortex_sasl.c where
> it was including unistd.h. This is updated in the attached
> vortex_sasl.c.

Thanks for the patch Chris. The unistd.h change is now integrated. For
future changes you'd like to propose it would be great if you use a diff
tool. For windows environment, you can download this [1], and then run
at the command prompt:

>> diff -u project_copy your_local_copy

This will produce an unified diff which is really easy to integrate and
check what's going to be included.

> As always, great job and thanks for a great library!

Thanks Chris!

> Chris Yourch
> REPLICUS Software Corp. 

[1] http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/diffutils.htm
Francis Brosnan Blazquez <francis at aspl.es>
Advanced Software Production Line, S.L.

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