basic win32 port

Samuel Hocevar sam at
Thu Apr 26 17:29:11 CEST 2001

On Thu, Apr 26, 2001, gbazin at wrote:

> After having installed everything properly and patched the VLC
> you still have to do a few modifications: - Because we are
> cross-compiling, you have to remove the AC_C_BIGENDIAN check
> in - Run autoconf - Run configure --disable-x11
> --disable-gtk --disable-dsp --disable-xvideo - Modify Makefile.opts
> to build sdl not as a plugin but builtin (plugins don't work yet on
> win32) - Still in Makefile.opts, you will have to add "-lws2_32" to
> the linker options this is to include winsock. As a quick and ugly
> hack, just add this on the "LIB_YUV =" line. - ... I think this is it,
> now run make.

   I applied your patch to my local tree, and did a few modifications to
enable accelerated plugins (except the yuvmmx one which fails to compile
for the moment).

   My ./configure command is:

   CC=i586-mingw32msvc-gcc CFLAGS=-I/usr/i586-mingw32msvc \
     RANLIB=i586-mingw32msvc-ranlib ./configure --host=i386-mingw32msvc \
     --target=i386-mingw32msvc --build=i386-linux --disable-dsp \
     --disable-gtk --disable-x11 --disable-xvideo

   The resulting binary runs with wine but fails at opening files. For
people who want to try, take the patched tarball here:

   The debian package for the cross-compiler is mingw32.

> I know I introduced a lot of #ifdef in the code but I didn't know how
> the VLC team wanted that.

   I think the #ifdef in locations such as mtime.c or threads.h are
perfectly OK. They should probably be replaced with #ifdef __win32__ or
whatever is defined under Windows.

> I still hope someone will try to integrate this in the CVS, and if
> more work is needed for that, I'm ready to help.

   Well, the only issue seems to be the need to remove AC_C_BIGENDIAN.
If someone fixes this, I see no reason not to integrate your patches.


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