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

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Wed Jun 16 14:29:55 CEST 2010

2010/6/16 gozer at progrock.com <gozer at progrock.com>

> Hi,
> 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?

Register to Wiki, then you should be able to create new page by opening
something like http://wiki.videolan.org/CompileWin32BinariesWithFedora and
then put link of that page to some already existing page.

> - 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?

I think this was discussed earlier but I can't find the proper link for

> Cheers,
> --
>    Eric Lassauge
>        <gozer {at} progrock [dot] com>
>        #lassauge [at] users {dot} sf {dot} net#
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