[vlc-devel] How Do The Developers Build Win32 Releases?

Tony Anecito adanecito at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 14 18:00:51 CEST 2007

Hi Steve,

Till a couple of months ago I was able to compile
using Cygwin on windows but when the build scripts
started using gettext-0.16.1 I was not able to get
Cygwin maintainence facility to point to work only
because there were no mirrors with gettext-0.16.1
setup for Cygwin's setup.exe (maintainence utility). I
confirmed this with the Cgwin group. Big error on
Cygwin's part since that version of gettext has been
around for quite some time.
I am trying to get the Cygwin group to help out on
this issue but no luck so far.

-Tony Anecito
Founder, MyUniPortal

--- Steve Lhomme <robux4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:54:53 -0400, Bill Dolson
> <bd at landform.com> wrote:
> >   
> >> How do you build official Win32 releases,
> cross-compile, Cygwin, or
> >> MinGW?
> >>     
> >
> > It's cross-compiled from Linux with mingw.
> >
> >   
> >> (..) I understand Cygwin is preferred for Win32
> builds but how do the
> >> developers do it?
> >>     
> >
> > Cygwin is not the preferred one, it's the heavily
> discouraged, due to
> > Cygwin poor upstream maintenance quality.
> >   
> Great! ;)
> BTW I tried to build the latest SVN this week-end on
> a "fresh" 
> environment and it got stuck in the bootstrap (after
> compiling some 
> stuff in extra/contribs) with libgcrypt. I didn't
> try any further (yet) 
> but it might be interresting to do a script to do
> all these tedious tasks.
> Also I modified extras/contrib/src/Makefile to
> change --prefix=$(PREFIX) 
> into --prefix="$(PREFIX)"
> Can anyone tell me if it works on Linux too (I don't
> have one here) ? So 
> I can commit...
> In the end Videolan (or some dependencies) can be
> handled in a path with 
> spaces on MinGW. But that's still a step forward...
> Steve
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