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Old 01-14-2019, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default visual studio disk usage?

Howdy -- apparently feeling masochistic I've thought to make another attempt at getting into C++ and coding VST's with iPlug2, now that the new version is out.

I'm up against the ridiculous disk space requirements of visual studio, though (see here). I have like 1GB free on my C drive (40GB partition), and things are already pretty streamlined (e.g. no system restore points, all serious data on external drives, etc.) So, freeing up like 5-10GB is going to be painful, or even impossible.

If I want to compile windows VSTs I need to use visual studio, right? There are no alternatives?
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:50 PM   #2
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I think MinGw might work but I haven't tried that for VST plugins in a long time. Of course you may be faced with stuff like having to write your own make or cmake files for IPlug...(AFAIK IPlug only has direct support for Visual Studio solutions on Windows.)
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Old 01-14-2019, 08:54 PM   #3
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Interesting... I'd love to develop on iplug in linux, test/etc there, and just pop over to windows when it's time to compile and test before distribution. If iplug2 had MinGW support (I'll add a FR) would such a dream be realistic, do you think?

I'm a total newbie to this kind of programming (I've always lived in the interpreted world; java, etc.) so this question may be dumb. :-)
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:17 AM   #4
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mingw support is not something i have time for, although i am looking for some to help with linux support, which i started work on

https://github.com/iPlug2/iPlug2/projects

ps... I really think you need a bigger hard drive. VS2017 community is really a nice IDE IMO.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:16 AM   #5
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mingw support is not something i have time for, although i am looking for some to help with linux support, which i started work on
Ok, thanks -- can someone build linux VSTs at this point?

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ps... I really think you need a bigger hard drive. VS2017 community is really a nice IDE IMO.
Yeah... I already have plenty of giant hard drives. The terror is the process of moving my old 8.1 install from one place to another. Windows' licensing is such a confusing and byzantine mess that I'm traditionally terrified to try to poke it at all. I'll have to revisit the recent thread where coachz G-Sun did something like this and see if I can get my confidence up.

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Old 01-15-2019, 10:36 AM   #6
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If just compling C++ will vscode work? it's tiny in comparison and cross-platform...

https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/cpp
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Ok, thanks -- can someone build linux VSTs at this point?
nope. Standalone app was nearly building not long ago. LV2 support is of more interest to me, but i hope to find a linux expert to help
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