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authorJohannes Schindelin <>2019-07-29 20:08:12 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2019-07-29 21:51:43 (GMT)
commit976aaedca0c6f64b37f4241bf06fa7ab06095986 (patch)
tree0f15613264916870a1ef948e34135a514159eeb9 /contrib
parent384a61bc6a8e6dc241d685acf4fb7b5a15003dbb (diff)
msvc: add a Makefile target to pre-generate the Visual Studio solution
The entire idea of generating the VS solution makes only sense if we generate it via Continuous Integration; otherwise potential users would still have to download the entire Git for Windows SDK. If we pre-generate the Visual Studio solution, Git can be built entirely within Visual Studio, and the test scripts can be run in a regular Git for Windows (e.g. the Portable Git flavor, which does not include a full GCC toolchain and therefore weighs only about a tenth of Git for Windows' SDK). So let's just add a target in the Makefile that can be used to generate said solution; The generated files will then be committed so that they can be pushed to a branch ready to check out by Visual Studio users. To make things even more useful, we also generate and commit other files that are required to run the test suite, such as templates and bin-wrappers: with this, developers can run the test suite in a regular Git Bash after building the solution in Visual Studio. Note: for this build target, we do not actually need to initialize the `vcpkg` system, so we don't. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'contrib')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/contrib/buildsystems/ b/contrib/buildsystems/
index 8bb07e8..fba8a3f 100755
--- a/contrib/buildsystems/
+++ b/contrib/buildsystems/
@@ -82,7 +82,8 @@ EOM
# Capture the make dry stderr to file for review (will be empty for a release build).
my $ErrsFile = "msvc-build-makedryerrors.txt";
-@makedry = `make -C $git_dir -n MSVC=1 V=1 2>$ErrsFile` if !@makedry;
+@makedry = `make -C $git_dir -n MSVC=1 SKIP_VCPKG=1 V=1 2>$ErrsFile`
+if !@makedry;
# test for an empty Errors file and remove it
unlink $ErrsFile if -f -z $ErrsFile;