Hello-- I have been teaching using OF for over a year now and we’ve made good progress with it, but there are repeated problems students (and myself) have run into and I’m wondering if you can point me in the right direction…These problems pertain to the Windows version running OF 0.10.0 and Visual Studio.
There are occasions during the VS link process where it it can’t overwrite the debug libraries that get created in the OpenFrameworks/apps/MyApps//bin directory. It seems to be an intermittent problem with all projects. If you manually go and delete the old files and rebuild, (F5), you can get around it. How do we fix this ?
I am unsure whether we should be using w32 or i64 build architecture (setting in VS). we are using debug release but I occasionally switch to "release"for performance testing. i64 build seems to present a lot of type conversion warnings. What is the recommended build architecture ? The reason why I went with 64-bit was to overcome a problem with freeImage.lib not being found. (see below).
On some machines OF VS build/ link doesn’t find the freeimage.lib. This is puzzling because it appears that OF has a copy of the library in it’s release tree. So, why would I need to install another copy of the library on Windows ? I have reinstalled the library, but eventually the problem comes back. I am guessing that a windows update may have stomped on it and removed it again. Any ideas ?