[vlc-devel] Re: Build environment question..
sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no
Tue Mar 9 15:26:34 CET 2004
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 08:14:47AM -0600, steve.rosenberg at alconlabs.com wrote:
> Thanks for replying so quickly.
> With regards to my original Question: If I leave the third party libraries
> in tact and just rebuild the main application how painful is it? For
> instance I am not interested in rewriting the encoder, decoder, etc, etc. I
> am however interested in enhancing the application as a "home theater"
> software application that accepts voice commands and a few other things. So
> I guess my question is can I just link the third party libraries without
> rebuilding them setup as well as setup my environment without a lot of
> "gotcha" headaches.
Are you talking about Visual Studio now? Most libraries are distributed in
source form without any special package for visual studio. At least as far
as I know, but I have never used that program. If you follow the
INSTALL.win32 instructions, compiling vlc using cygwin or mingw32 should be
quite straight forward.
Also, keep the discussion on the list since I'm not the one that knows most
> With regards to my last question: What tools do you recommend for someone
> coming from a windows environment and with that said what is in your opinion
> the best tool(s) available for development (implementation, unit testing and
> performance testing)
> Thanks again for your time,
> Steve R.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sigmund Augdal [mailto:sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no]
> Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 6:31 PM
> To: vlc at videolan.org
> Cc: steve.rosenberg at alconlabs.com
> Subject: Re: Build environment question..
> On Mon, Mar 08, 2004 at 10:09:45AM -0600, steve.rosenberg at alconlabs.com
> > Greetings,
> > I am a software developer whom has done most of his work in a windows
> > environment. The only work that I have done to date in Unix of Linux is
> > with Java. After briefly reading through your website I noticed that you
> > have a windows build of VLC but you build it in a Linux environment.
> > My question is: Would it be possible to build your source in its current
> > state in a windows environment using Visual Studio?
> If you get a released source tar.gz file it contains project files for
> visual studio. Large parts of vlc can be compiled with these project files,
> but I'm told it is a pain in the ass to compile all needed third party
> libraries for/with Visual Studio. Some are even impossible to compile
> directly and require nasty hacks to be accessible from visual studio.
> > If not, what tools do you use in the Linux environment to perform the
> The process of compiling a VLC for windows is described in detail in this
> document: http://developers.videolan.org/vlc/vlc/INSTALL.win32
> > Please be specific and add as much detail as possible...
> I don't think I can provide more detailed information than in the
> compilation instruction document linked to above, unless I get a more
> detailed question.
> Hope this helps a bit.
> Sigmund Augdal
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