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Upgrade ACDK Libraries

Describes what to do to upgrade ACDK from a previous version.

Content of this chapter:

   General Notes
   Upgrade from 4.13 to 4.14
     Overall Changes
     Necessary changes in your code

 General Notes

Please refer in the package 'readmes' for functional changes (for example:  ACDK Core Readme). A summary is also available at http

 Upgrade from 4.13 to 4.14

 Overall Changes

Build System:
  • For a more flexible support of external libraries (see also  Dependencies) some batch files are introduced. Most settings are configured in acdkenv.cmd for Windows platform For the Visual Studio IDEs there is also an startscript startvstudio6.cmd which automatically load the acdkenv.cmd. For the unix platforms you may have to ajust the external libraries in the file acdk_global.* (for example acdk_gloabls.linux ). The acdkenv.* are shell script, which defines additionally path names which may be ajusted and 'sourced' before launching an ACDK executable.
  • The acdkmake is not tested/supported in this release . Compiler / Platforms:
  • Most packages has mayor changes and enhancements.
  • Support for Solaris 10 intel added.
  • Support for Suse 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 added
  • Support for Fedora Core 3 and 4 beta added
  • Support for FreeBSD 5.3 added.
  • Support Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 and Beta 2 added. Removed the Visual Studio 2003 project files. Please use the .dsw files for Visual Studio versions.
  • Support for GCC 4
  • Support of Borland compiler is not complete or stable. I probably will drop the support Borland compiler, because I was not able to receive stables results with this compiler.

 Necessary changes in your code

  • You have to regenerated the meta info (using acdkmc) of your project, because the format has been changed.
  • You have to re-compile your sources.
  • Add/create/modify an acdk.cfg in the $ACDKHOME/cfg path.
Last modified 2005-05-08 22:29 by SYSTEM By Artefaktur, Ing. Bureau Kommer