We now have a Visual Studio project set up, to build the Windows version of Goldenseal Pro. The source code framework is compiling, and we are ready to start actual new programming.
Visual Studio has some differences from the other compilers we have used (CodeWarrior and Xcode), which means long lists of mystery error messages that take a while to slog through.
Fortunately, now that all the prep work is finished, from here on out we can build Goldenseal with the “standard” compilers that almost everyone uses to build large apps: Xcode for Mac, and Visual Studio for Windows. We plan to work on both platforms in parallel, which lets us tune the basic design so it works well with both. That way it should be less effort to handle the inevitable future OS changes.
If this were a house, we’d be at the stage where demolition is done and deficient framing has been replaced, and it’s ready to start the plumbing and electrical upgrades.
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