[Box Backup] Win32

Stefan Norlin boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 12:00:49 +0200

> I think it's too large as well. It would be much nicer to make it 
> optional, and perhaps use something like pcre which is small(ish) and 
> readily available as a pre-build dll. Perhaps even going as far as 
> dynamically loading the pcre library if it's available, and disabling 
> this functionality if it's not.

I tried to compile Boxi in Windows. One of the relatively few problems
I came across was it's requirement of a regex package (which can be
commented out easily though).

Since Box and Boxi both have external dependencies it would be nice
if these could be "harmonized" so that one well defined set of external
libraries (and include files) would satisfy all dependencies in both 

When compiling Win port of Box what took most of the time was to
get all dependencies in correct places. As Martin mentions the interfaces
are quite stable in all of these external products.