Purpose of Visual Studio solution/project file generation
Please forgive my very noobish question, but I'm somewhat confused as to why one would want to output a Visual Studio solution file from JamPlus, since then JamPlus would no longer be responsible for building the code. I've been using the Visual studio build system (from the IDE), but I'm thinking of switching to JamPlus, so I guess I'm not sure why one would want to go back from JamPlus to Visual Studio. I'd appreciate any info from others more experienced then I, thanks.
RE: Purpose of Visual Studio solution/project file generation - Added by Joshua Jensen over 10 years ago
Ah, that's the beauty of the system. JamPlus takes the workspaces, projects, and files specified in a .jam file and populates Makefile .vcproj projects with that information. From within the Visual Studio IDE, you have full access to all your files, but the underlying build system is still JamPlus.
A more limited form of CodeBlocks support is also available now from the JamToWorkspace script. I don't work in CodeBlocks day to day, so it likely isn't as fleshed out as it could be. Also, in JamPlus 0.4 (the version after the upcoming one), I expect the Xcode project generation support will be available.
Oh, a makefile .vcproject makes perfect sense, thanks. That's a really nice feature. Support for other IDE's will be nice to have.