Brook and Visual Studio

Discussion created by ryta1203 on Feb 15, 2008
Latest reply on Apr 22, 2008 by michael.chu
I am having a problem with Brook+ building/compiling in VS.

I have installed VS2008 and then installed the Firestream SDK (CAL and Brook+). Following the Programming Guide (that came with the SDK) for Brook+ I used the "four" step process to add the needed lines to the .br file properties.

Essentially here are my problems:



Unfortunately it doesn't seem that the gpgpu.org forum members have much experience in this matter and the documentation for the Firestream SDK is extremely limited. Also, it unfortunately appears that the SDK is only available for WinXP, so I am using VS and building with "Solutions" (not "make"). I don't understand not using VS if you have to use Windows, why command line it?

Isn't the point of having a WinXP release to minimize the difficulty for non-CS personnel to get the software up and running? Or is it just because Brook has a better DX backend than a GL backend? As it stands right now using Brook is pointless, IMO due to the difficulty of getting it to run (I can't even get the samples to build and execute properly), since CAL seems to run fine out of the box.

I'm sure it's not a "Brook" thing so much as a "Brook in VS" thing.

Anyone else having these problems?