building gda-dev2 on windows XP Pro SP2
karimb at comcast.net
karimb at comcast.net
Sun Mar 16 12:18:08 EDT 2008
You can download a copy of vim for windows from
I also like textpad which has syntax highlighting for source code files.
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From: Mike or Penny Novack <stepbystepfarm at mtdata.com>
> I think we are getting somewhere
> >Please take a look at
> So I would want to get the compiler (and presumably including a
> link-editor) here? "This is achieved by using the mingw32/gcc compiler
> environment". Where do I go for that?
> Especially because of the time required to "make" the whole kit and
> caboodle, I would want to be able to compile and link edit individual
> components (and yes, my background is in that sort of environment where
> programmers/analysts were expected to be able to determine if their
> change was going to affect anything globally (remake the whole thing) or
> entirely local (recompile and relink just the altered component). That
> is of course just for TESTING as changes are developed.
> >Pre-compiled versions of emacs can be found
> >at ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/emacs/windows/ (if you want to use miktex as
> >well, take a look at
> >http://www.gnu.org/software/auctex/download-for-windows.html )
> Thanks. Any chance there is a gvim equivalent for Windows? Or any
> other suggested "language sensitive" editors?
> >Additionally, you will want to use gdb as debugger, see
> >http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Windows#Debugging_with_gdb . I have
> >updated that page a little bit, but it probably needs more input from
> >those actively developing with Windows :-)
> It might sound strange, but in practice been many decades since I
> ever complied anything with debugging "on" (just knowing where the
> problem was sufficient for me to spot it -- so recompile with an
> assertion or two -- and again influenced by knowing that this sort of
> change HAD to be local and a recompile/relink of a single component
> fast). My bailiwick was applications ~500,000 lines (in 300 modules)
> running against databases whose compressed size was in gigabytes.
> There is no possibility of social justice on a dead planet except the equality
> of the grave.
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