We have a crossplatform (sparc-solaris, ix86-win32) pure C Project in
an Automake/Autoproj Environment with CVS. We now would like to add
some automation of the build process and let the project build over
night automatically. For the solaris part, we already have this
functionality via a self-made perl-script which basically just logs in
into a solaris machine (rsh), checks out the desired project (cvs
checkout <proj>), configures it (export ARCH=sun-sparc-solaris8-ws6;
configure) and builds everything (make world), writing any errors and
warning to a log file.
Now it would be nice to incorporate the windows build also in the
nightly build cycles. I'm no windows programmer, so I have no idea
about the capabilities of windows concerning automated builds.
Has anyone here any experience with automated build in windows in
general and automated crossplatform builds in special and can give me
Perhaps you can just answer this questions:
1. What is the status of CVS with Windows? (We do de checkout and
prebuild of the windows build also on solaris)
2. Is it a good idea to go with the Windows shell/commandline, i.e.
with telnet, to control/execute the automated build?
3. Is NMAKE usable for this purpose? What are ways in general to
automate builds in a windows environment?
4. Is it possible to build also the windows binaries on solaris
5. I also thought about using Cygwin? Would that improve the
I appreciate any hint, thanks!