[vlc-devel] Questions on generating the binary file for Windows

gozer at progrock.com gozer at progrock.com
Wed Jun 16 12:44:38 CEST 2010


I'm currently switching from Windows/Cygwin to Linux/Mingw for generating the windows binaries, using the current git source tree.

I have several problems/questions:
- contrib-20100504-win32-bin-gcc-4.4.2-runtime-3.17-only.tar.bz2 (fetched from http://people.videolan.org/~jb/Contribs/) was used: moc.exe / uic.exe cannot be used during the cross compilation. Should'nt the need for the native compiler be more cleary expressed ?
- contrib-20100504-win32-bin-gcc-4.4.2-runtime-3.17-only.tar.bz2  : missing 'usr/win32/include/mpcdec/config_win32.h'
- for Qt4 translations you need to set QT4LOCALEDIR (QT4LOCALEDIR=/usr/share/qt4/translations for example) during the 'make package-win32' but this is expressed nowhere. Is it mandatory ?
- mingw32-gcc-4.4.2 is used, and at the end you end up with several dlls depending on 'libgcc_s_sjlj-1.dll', but nothing is actually done to add this dll to the final package. Is it possible to remove the dependency to it?
- I have created (based on http://wiki.videolan.org/Win32Compile) a complete howto for compiling on Fedora 13. How is-it possible to add this to the VLC wiki?
- In the final package you have both 'script.lua' and 'script.luac' which means some entries are dupplicated in the GUI menus. Shouln't the '.lua' be removed when '.luac' is present?


    Eric Lassauge 
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        #lassauge [at] users {dot} sf {dot} net#

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