is it really true that there is no binary release?

Topics: Metadata Model, PE reader
May 15, 2010 at 4:21 PM
Edited May 15, 2010 at 4:24 PM

If I'm reading the "Getting Started" documentation correctly, it suggests that I need to enlist in the project, in order to obtain a binary.

Can that really be true?

There are no downloads listed for this project. there are no downloads for the "AST and Code" project. 

Isn't there a way for me to acquire the Microsoft.Cci.dll more simply?  I don't want to build the thing. I want to use it.

What is the purpose of not providing binary releases, anyway?


May 15, 2010 at 5:25 PM
Edited May 15, 2010 at 7:42 PM

You don't need to enroll anything. You just need to download the source and build the solution.

Unfortunately, even if there was a binary distribution of CCI I don't know if I'd ever use it because I needed to browse and trace the code often to learn how to use it. Sometimes (rarely) even change it.

There are a number of different reasons that prevent CCI from being something you can use as a black box but for most trivial tasks. This is my personal experience, of course.

I usually download CCI/AST with SVN and add the various metadata, code and ast projects to my solution.