rssync source code as a windows project

Jignesh Shah jignesh.shah1980 at
Thu Dec 4 07:59:03 GMT 2008

Thanks for reply. Could you tell what do you mean by RTFM ctags and

Creating a new project I think it will have so many errors. We can do it
only if we know the complete code. If anybody or you have done then please
forward it to me.


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Shachar Shemesh <shachar at> wrote:

>  Jignesh Shah wrote:
>> Hi Friends,
>>  I have started learning rsync source code but I am finding very difficult
>> to go back and forth to find the execution flow. I could see that rsync code
>> is written in UNIX and the compilation is difficult. Does anybody converted
>> it into Windows Project so that we can open in using Visual Studio IDE and
>> it will be very simple to search for some function and find the complete
>> work flow.
>>  Thanks,
>> Jignesh
> RTFM ctags and cscope, or just create a project and put the sources into it
> (not that I think the later will do you much good).
> <rant>
> Personally, I find VS's cross reference to have deteriorated considerably
> over the versions. VS6 had a cross reference that was tied to the compiler's
> symbol tables. This worked excellent, as no amount of preprocessor trickery
> would fool it. I much preferred it to ctags. Somewhere between version 6 and
> version 9, MS switched to Intellisense for cross referencing. My guess is
> that the VS6 version wouldn't cross reference a project unless it could
> compile it, and people (or at least MS's sales people) complained. As a
> result, the cross reference is much less accurate and error prone, and I no
> longer see any advantage for it over ctags and other tools available for
> Linux and Posix platforms.
> </rant>
> Shachar
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