Code::Blocks

User forums => Using Code::Blocks => Topic started by: Bytebro on August 08, 2019, 05:12:59 pm

Title: New to Code::Blocks (and IDEs in general!)
Post by: Bytebro on August 08, 2019, 05:12:59 pm
Hi,

I'm an experienced developer (40yrs+), but I'm pretty old school and have always just built a makefile that does what I want!

The scenario I'd like advice about is like this.  I have a bunch of source files which go together to build a library.  Fine, I have just set up a Code::Blocks project file that successfully build my library in both Release and Debug, which is great.  The thing is, I have a number of additional source files which each build a standalone exeutable, linked to my library, which each test specific features of the library.

What is the best, or 'accepted' structure for doing this?  I surely don't want to set up a project file for every single one of these testing tools.  Also of course, it would be sweet to be able to do the equivalent of my old makefile strategy where I would just go:

make lib
make check
make install

If anyone can point me at any resources where I learn more about structuring projects, and how to achieve what I'm trying to do, I'd be really grateful!

Thanks,
k
Title: Re: New to Code::Blocks (and IDEs in general!)
Post by: stahta01 on August 08, 2019, 05:24:25 pm
If you do not wish to use a "Normal" CB Project.
Then I would suggest an "Custom Makefile" project, with different CB target for lib, check, and install.

If you do wish to use a "Normal" CB Project; I would still suggest a different CB target for lib, check, and install.

Tim S.


Title: Re: New to Code::Blocks (and IDEs in general!)
Post by: gib on August 10, 2019, 11:54:55 pm
It sounds as if the OP is not familiar with the process to create multiple targets within a project.  I'm not either - perhaps you could explain.
Title: Re: New to Code::Blocks (and IDEs in general!)
Post by: stahta01 on August 10, 2019, 11:59:14 pm
http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php/Creating_a_new_project#Adding_a_new_build_target (http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php/Creating_a_new_project#Adding_a_new_build_target)

Tim S.