During my research on google to find out what it means mingw + patch referred in this forum I came across a plugin that seems very interesting:
vi-android (you can get it here: http://code.google.com/p/vs-android/)
According to the site:
vs-android is intended to provide a collection of scripts and utilities to support integrated development of Android NDK C/C+ software under Microsoft Visual Studio.
Currently vs-android only works under Visual Studio 2010. Earlier versions lack the MSBuild integration with the C/C+ compilation systems.**
- Compile and link Android C/C++ projects within Visual Studio.
- Integrated development, no makefiles. Works as another ‘Platform’ type.
- Android settings co-exist within the same VS projects as other platforms.
- Supports static library projects, and links them in if marked as project dependencies.
- Intellisense and ‘External Dependencies’ correctly pull in Android NDK headers.
- Cygwin install is not required.
- Over twice as fast as using ndk-build under Cygwin. For full rebuilds, and incremental changes.
- Ctrl-F7: compile single file functions, has no dependency checking wait.
- Applications build to .apk package files, and can be deployed and ran using vs-android.
- Supports selection of STL types, Arm Architecture, and API versions.
- Support for the x86 toolchain introduced with the r6 SDK.
Does anyone have used vs-android? I will give a try on it.