premake/README-windows.txt
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     1.4 +Use the Visual Studio batch files (located in the VisualC folder) to
     1.5 +conveniently generate solutions for Visual Studio 2008, 2010, and 2012.
     1.6 +It also contains a cleaner script and a convenient script for automatically
     1.7 +running all the test suites.
     1.8 +
     1.9 +There is a script (check.bin.compatibility.vs2010.bat) in VisualC\build-scripts
    1.10 +which will build <sdl_root>\VisualC (which is not generated by this premake
    1.11 +system) and build SDL2.dll using the generated SDL2.sln in the VS2010 folder. It
    1.12 +will copy the SDL2.dll over to each test project in <sdl_root>\VisualC and
    1.13 +subsequently run those tests to verify binary compatibility between the SDL2.dll
    1.14 +that came from the premake solution and the executables which were built using
    1.15 +the old solution files.
    1.16 +
    1.17 +The windows project currently depends on most of the libraries inherently
    1.18 +added to the links list by Visual Studio. The additional libraries SDL2 depends
    1.19 +on are as follows:
    1.20 +
    1.21 +  -imm32
    1.22 +  -oleaut32
    1.23 +  -winmm
    1.24 +  -version
    1.25 +  -OpenGL32
    1.26 +  -DirectX
    1.27 +
    1.28 +OpenGL32 is an optional dependency. If it is not located for whatever reason,
    1.29 +SDL2 will build fine without it. DirectX is another optional dependency for
    1.30 +SDL2. Unlike the manually-created VS projects, the meta-build system supports
    1.31 +not having DirectX support and still being able to build and run through most of
    1.32 +the projects (using the OpenGL renderer or the software renderer).
    1.33 +
    1.34 +Run the clean script to clear out the directory of VS-related files and
    1.35 +binaries.
    1.36 +
    1.37 +Ben:
    1.38 +Please note that the script for building the VS2012 solution from the
    1.39 +command prompt seems to not be working properly. This issue is
    1.40 +currently unresolved.
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