Sine Nomine Associates has created a set of batch files called Winafsbld designed to help developers build OpenAFS on the Windows platform. A BETA version of the software is available online. The software development tool is designed to address the following issues:
- The use of short (8.3) file names
- The need to edit many lines in ntbuild.bat to change from one build configuration to another (or to maintain multiple versions of the ntbuild.bat files)
- Limited documentation and comments
- Minimal error checking
- A substantial learning curve for people new to the Windows OpenAFS build process
A BETA version of the software is available to download on the Sine Nomine Associates website.