Version 1.4 Released

RudeBuild version 1.4 has been released. This release adds support for Visual Studio 2013 and 2015 (community and professional editions). Additionally, the solution settings dialog got revamped. It now shows all C/C++ files that are part of the solution in a tree view, sorted by project and using the same folders as solution explorer. Each C/C++ file in the tree has a checkbox that is used to determine if the file should be included or excluded from the unity build.

You can download the latest installer from the SourceForge project page located here

Version 1.3 Released

RudeBuild version 1.3 has just been released. This release adds a wealth of under-the-hood features and improvements (some based on a gracious contribution and inspiration from user Loon Chew; thanks!):

  • Full support for files that are marked as “excluded from build” in Visual Studio, even if they are only marked as such for certain configurations or platforms.
  • RudeBuild now parses the configuration manager data out of the solution files and thus knows how to correctly build solutions with projects where the project configuration names don’t match the solution configuration names. In other words, RudeBuild should now build the project just like you would expect it to 🙂
  • There is a new solution setting that makes RudeBuild automatically specify the /bigobj compiler switch for generated projects. This is useful if you are using large unity files.
  • Support for precompiled header files that reside in a different folder from the project.
  • For Visual Studio 2010 and later projects, RudeBuild now correctly reads and writes out the <ProjectName> tag so that the $(ProjectName) macro works as expected.
  • The installer underwent some reliability fixes. In particular, the custom installation step that copies the RudeBuild.AddIn file to <MyDocuments>\Visual Studio 20??\Addins now correctly runs as the installing user instead of under a computer system account, which allows it to find the MyDocuments folder even if it is located on a user-specific network folder or has special user-specific permissions.
  • After a build, RudeBuild attempts to remove the RudeBuild_XXX.sln from Visual Studio’s most recently used file list.
  • For projects that contain both .c and .cpp files, RudeBuild now makes sure to never include them in the same unity file. Instead, the .c files get merged into a .c unity file, and similarly the .cpp files get merged into a .cpp unity file. This is because Visual Studio uses the file extension to determine whether to do a C or a C++ compile, and there are slight differences between the two.
  • Visual Studio 2012 support.

You can download the latest installer from the SourceForge project page located here

I have some more plans to make RudeBuild more user friendly, in particular when it comes to excluding files from the unity build or making certain files mutually exclusive, i.e. they shouldn’t end up in the same unity file. Stay tuned!

Version 1.1 Released

Version 1.1 of RudeBuild has been released. This is mostly a bug fix release. One new feature is correct support for projects using precompiled headers where a single project consists of files in multiple different folders that each include the precompiled header file.

Also, if you’re running into problems with the Global Settings dialog of RudeBuild, please first fully uninstall any previous versions and then install this new version.

You can download the latest installer from the SourceForge files page here: