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reply Xavier Bigand <flamaros.xavier gmail.com> writes:
Hi,

Firstly I need to say that I am mostly a windows user that don't like 
using command line, and I prefer well integrated tools.

This is why I think that dub and VisualD should works more together.
I think that VisualD should be able to generate a solution based on a 
dub.sdl configuration file and auto detect changes to update the solution.
It is possible to do something similar with CMake except that the Visual 
generator is called by CMake GUI and Visual doesn't detect changes in 
CMakeList.txt files directly, it use a pre-process during the compilation.

I already saw small improvements I can do on dub or VisualD to reach 
that goal, but before doing PRs I am preferring to be sure that Rainer 
Schuetze and Sönke Ludwig will accept changes that go in this direction.

I already made a PR to dub:
https://github.com/dlang/dub/pull/1051
Feb 16
next sibling parent Dmitry <dmitry indiedev.ru> writes:
On Thursday, 16 February 2017 at 19:15:09 UTC, Xavier Bigand 
wrote:
 and auto detect changes to update the solution.
It will be really good.
Feb 16
prev sibling parent reply Rainer Schuetze <r.sagitario gmx.de> writes:
On 16.02.2017 20:15, Xavier Bigand wrote:
 Hi,

 Firstly I need to say that I am mostly a windows user that don't like
 using command line, and I prefer well integrated tools.

 This is why I think that dub and VisualD should works more together.
 I think that VisualD should be able to generate a solution based on a
 dub.sdl configuration file and auto detect changes to update the solution.
 It is possible to do something similar with CMake except that the Visual
 generator is called by CMake GUI and Visual doesn't detect changes in
 CMakeList.txt files directly, it use a pre-process during the compilation.

 I already saw small improvements I can do on dub or VisualD to reach
 that goal, but before doing PRs I am preferring to be sure that Rainer
 Schuetze and Sönke Ludwig will accept changes that go in this direction.

 I already made a PR to dub:
 https://github.com/dlang/dub/pull/1051
I'm not a dub user, but I'm happy to accept pull requests that improve integration with dub. Please note that the next version of Visual D (to be released in a couple of days) will feature an integration of D files into Visual C/C++ projects that provides a more seamless experience. Not sure whether/when this will make Visual D's own project format obsolete. It shouldn't be to hard to generate a vcxproject, though.
Feb 18
parent Xavier Bigand <flamaros.xavier gmail.com> writes:
Le 18/02/2017 à 10:22, Rainer Schuetze a écrit :
 On 16.02.2017 20:15, Xavier Bigand wrote:
 Hi,

 Firstly I need to say that I am mostly a windows user that don't like
 using command line, and I prefer well integrated tools.

 This is why I think that dub and VisualD should works more together.
 I think that VisualD should be able to generate a solution based on a
 dub.sdl configuration file and auto detect changes to update the
 solution.
 It is possible to do something similar with CMake except that the Visual
 generator is called by CMake GUI and Visual doesn't detect changes in
 CMakeList.txt files directly, it use a pre-process during the
 compilation.

 I already saw small improvements I can do on dub or VisualD to reach
 that goal, but before doing PRs I am preferring to be sure that Rainer
 Schuetze and Sönke Ludwig will accept changes that go in this direction.

 I already made a PR to dub:
 https://github.com/dlang/dub/pull/1051
I'm not a dub user, but I'm happy to accept pull requests that improve integration with dub.
Good to know.
 Please note that the next version of Visual D (to be released in a
 couple of days) will feature an integration of D files into Visual C/C++
 projects that provides a more seamless experience. Not sure whether/when
 this will make Visual D's own project format obsolete. It shouldn't be
 to hard to generate a vcxproject, though.
I forgot that, I'll wait a little in this case, because I saw a small bug with the reload of a VisualD project that will certainly become obsolete too. Maybe the way to go will be to start to add a new generator to dub. And maybe this may help with the dub integration, because the path of the dub.sdl configuration file has to be saved in the Visual solution, and having the vcxproject should allow the usage of pre-compilation command. I this case doing just like CMake seems possible.
Feb 18