Besides digging into a few thousand pages worth of book, in the chopping block includes:
- Compile and test X.Org 7.5 on Dixie.
- Finish my review of PC-BSD 8.
- Complete the new auxiliary "Snipers" path on my Private Airport (kai) map.
- A few SAS related details I won't mention here
- Get the plots sorted for the next 3 live ops (;)
I have multiple compilers available to me, several versions of GNU, the legendary PCC and Watcom compilers, and the express edition of MS Visual C++ 9.0. The only supported compilers for my project, are GCC and MSVC, under unix and windows based systems respectively. When ever possible things should be usable with most (reasonably) standards compliant C compilers. Not that Microsoft's compiler is one. The main reason I don't do mingw or watcom builds under Windows, is it's just easier to go a strict MSVC route, when it comes to handling the dependencies. If it wasn't for that, I would actually go as far as supporting as many compilers as possible.
One thing that really pisses me off, is even after 40 years or so, stitching together makefiles by hand is still one of the best ways to build stuff \o/