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summary: Visual Studio project files (.DSP/.DSW)
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: taxing: Needs external things we don't have (standards, users etc)
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.
fixed-in: 2004-01-18 fb8d264f28c5741e56c2b0723f360ce2aab80511 (0.54)

People occasionally ask us for project/workspace (.DSP/.DSW) files to compile PuTTY with Visual C++, or offer to contribute them.

All of our Makefiles are derived from a single upstream source (Recipe) by a script (mkfiles.pl), so that we don't have to maintain N slightly different Makefiles. Therefore, any contribution would have to take the form of an update to mkfiles.pl and/or Recipe. We won't be able to make use of a .DSP/.DSW file per se, because that brings with it precisely the maintenance burden we're trying to avoid.

Also, we already supply a Visual C Makefile (Makefile.vc), for use with nmake. We're unlikely to add .DSP/.DSW support ourselves because we don't have much use for it.

Update: mkfiles.pl now generates these project files. Many thanks to Joe Yates.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2016-12-27 11:40:22 +0000)