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Re: Mingw build on win32

From: Jostein Chr. Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2004-04-16 08:13:03 CEST

On Friday 16 April 2004 07.09, Johnathan Corgan wrote:
> I'm interested in getting mingw to compile via command line to create
> native win32 executables/dlls. Anyone working on this?
> I've looked for documentation that explains the win32 build process, but
> don't see this anywhere other than the makefile generator itself for the
> VC project file. Since I don't have VC nor have I ever used it it's
> difficult for me to "reverse engineer" what is being done here.
> In the spirit of "scratching an itch" I'd be willing to take this on,
> however, is there guidance the group can give me on how to come up to
> speed in this area?

I tried this back in the Subversion-0.35.1 days and could not do it
because I hit the wall with Neon. However, I managed to compile the
following packages:


I attach the file "svn-mingw.txt" which tells you how to compile this
packages. It should give you a flying start.

> I'm fluent in gcc/Python/Makefile syntax from a UNIX/Linux environment,
> have used similar tools under Cygwin, but am still coming up to speed on
> mingw and the native win32 environment after not having done Windows
> programing since Windows 95 days. I've "played around" with SWIG and
> Python and understand the concept. I know enough about Perl to get
> "Hello, World" to interpret but not much more :)

You will probably need some C knowledge in order figure out the rest.
Google is a good friend here as well. I'll try to do this again as soon
as I have some time. Please inform us if you make some progress.

Good Luck!


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