[vlc-devel] Re: compilation for windows

Lucas Gonze lgonze at panix.com
Mon Sep 29 19:35:58 CEST 2003

Thank you, Gildas.

For what it's worth, I slogged a fair amout of the way through a Cygwin 
build and found that it wasn't a productive way to spend time -- too 
many small porting issues.

- Lucas

On Lundi, sep 29, 2003, at 13:22 America/New_York, Gildas Bazin wrote:
> Yes.
> You can also do it on Windows with mingw or cygwin.
> We choose to do it on linux for several reasons:
> - most of us are Linux users (even most of the developers of the win32
> port).
> - the VLC build system uses makefiles and is quite complex so the 
> build is a
> lot faster on linux then it is on windows (at least 3 times faster).
> - we can have a unique build machine compiling several of the ports of 
> VLC.
> - security reasons (viruses, etc...)

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