building gda-dev2 on windows XP Pro SP2

karimb at karimb at
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>
> Andreas,
>     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 (if you want to use miktex as
> >well, take a look at
> > )
> >  
> >
>      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
> > .  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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