[vlc-devel] How Do The Developers Build Win32 Releases?
damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Wed Aug 15 09:47:34 CEST 2007
Compiling win32 on cygwin still works like a charm, definetely slower
than using linux as a build system, but it does save you from having to
use a separate machine (i suppose you can still use VMware or one of the
i dont't understand that story regarding gettext-0.16 as VLC should
definitely not be compiled against any cygwin support library. gettext
for mingw is available under VLC own contribs.
for more information, look at that page:
Tony Anecito wrote:
> 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
>>> 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...
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