[vlc-devel] report from the Win32 front

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 19:07:24 CET 2012

2012/2/4 John Freed <john.freed.paris at gmail.com>

> well, I've done some more fairly extensive testing on Fedora and have
> concluded that there are some fundamental problems. So I'm proposing a wiki
> page that simply recommends installing VirtualBox and Ubuntu 11.10, then
> following the directions.
> It seems the Win32 build page is specifically aimed at Ubuntu. It was
> noted on this list just recently that even Debian doesn't work -- it
> doesn't have a recent enough mingw32-runtime (even in testing).
> Fedora has the right runtime, but its mingw-gcc is built without
> "--disable-shared", and as a result the final binary is different from the
> Ubuntu one. Specifically, it needs the libstdc++-6 and libgcc_s_sjlj-1 DLLs
> to be shipped with the EXE file to work.
> Fedora also uses Qt 4.8, as I mentioned earlier. That turns out to require
> only minor patches.
> Here is what I am considering for the wiki page:
> 1) State that the recommended approach is to install VirtualBox and Ubuntu
> 11.10. Give instructions.

I am planning to do that next weekend (virtual machine + Debian/Ubuntu).
You want to join forces?

> 2) Next, give a warning. If you want to build on Fedora, you will get a
> different binary. In particular, this binary will require two extra DLL
> files: libstdc++-6 and libgcc_s_sjlj-1
> 3) give the instructions for the Fedora build.
> I'm wondering if the problem with the --disable-shared might go away with
> the mingw64, so I'm looking forward to that.
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