[vlc-devel] Compiling 1.0.0 for Windows

jboileau jboileau at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 17:47:53 CEST 2009


I recompile VLC for my projects needs. The last time I did it was around a
year ago for 0.9.4 using Cygwin. I just did some tries with Cygwin with the
1.0.0 sourdes using the latest guide and I am running into some problems.
But after reading the guidelines on the developer's wiki I see that Cygwin
is the least prefered method and I am open to changing methods for 1.0.0.
Last year I used Cygwin because I had no knowledge of Linux and no
easy access to Linux, Since last year I have started using Linux Ubuntu
under VirtualBox for other projects and finally gained some experience on
Linux. So here are a few questions:

1. Although I am thinking of moving away from Cygwin, I can send the error
messages I get and steps I have taken in an effort to help in ironing out
the problems so the guide can be updated if needed even if I will probably
choose another route than Cygwin. That is if it is of interest to
Jean-Baptiste Kempf, the author of the guide, I will try
anything you need and report with problems or success.

2. I see on the the wiki that the prefered method is cross compiling on
Linux. Which, with my newly gained experience on Linux, seems to be the way
to go. Unfortunatly there is no guide available on the wiki. Am I better off
going the MSYS route since for that there is documentation? Is it easy
enough to figure things out on Ubuntu that it would be doable for me?

3. I imagine that in addition to cross compiling for Windows, if I would
also compile for Linux native (which has a guide for) I would be in a better
position to debug any stuff I am adding.

Thanks for your input,

Jacques Boileau
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