17 Aug 2001 ztf   » (Apprentice)


Sheesh. I thought that compiling the latest and greatest GTK+ on Windows was a solved problem, accomplishable with little pain and suffering.

Apparantly, this is simple for Hans Breuer and tml, but they are using VC++. I was hoping to do this with MinGW, but either it's not quite baked or I'm still doing something brain-dead with my setup, even after reading all the README's I can find.

So here's what I've got so far:

  • Compiling glib-1.3.6 with MinGW didn't work.
  • Cross-compiling glib-1.3.6 under Cygwin didn't work.
  • Compiling glib-1.3.6 as a native Cygwin module didn't work
  • Getting latest from CVS and trying to build under Cygwin doesn't work, because autogen.sh wants a newer automake and because Cygwin doesn't ship with libtool.
  • At least the latest automake build cleanly for Cygwin.
  • However, libtool-1.4 fails all build checks, and some searching on the Cygwin lists yields the observation that libtool is Just Broken(tm) right now on Windows. But maybe in a couple of months it will be OK. :(
  • Some days, it just doesn't pay to not go to bed. :)

Oh well. Time to go back to the plain MinGW compile and try again ...


My Dances With Wolves name should be "Needs More Sleep."


Well, at least the House passed the good cloning bill, even though my congrescritter seems to have not been persuaded by my letter. :^/

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