On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 03:52:20PM -0500, jeebs@xxxxxxxx wrote:
> "John R. Hogerhuis"
> > I can't say. But even if it were, I'd guess most here would rather work
> > under Unix-like OS.
> The Linux builders outnumber the Win builders by probably 50 to one. If not
I just installed cygwin in my Windows XP inside of qemu. Ah, home away from
home .. at home.
Anyways, this might make for an interesting testing server.
> But I know from the effort I went through to get qemu to build under windows
> that it can indeed be a problem.
> And it's a bit sensitive to what other stuff you may install. And which
> version of Mingw you do. (Older works, newer doesn't.)
What about cygwin with -mno-cygwin?
> And a library header was in a different location than expected.
I didn't have an actual Windows GTK installation to look at, so I was just
guessing. If I had a properly set up cross compile environment, that probably
wouldn't have happened.
Of course, we'd have to get it right first, but that only has to be done once.
> Well, when I was building the gtk version for Jim, we did encounter a
> situation with the libraries.
> His build didn't use the same settings as the prebuilt ones did for Windows.
> A linux environment might be inclined to just build the whole thing. And to
> use paths as located in linux.
> It's also possible that developers may introduce more linux specific stuff
> without even realizing it.
> I'm just saying that some Win build issues might show up that you didn't
> think about while doing a Linux one.
The main issue is a testing environment. E.g. a way to run the compiled code
once the build completes to make sure everything works.
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