Building on MSWin

John Ralls jralls at
Mon Feb 15 17:40:56 EST 2010

On Feb 15, 2010, at 1:49 PM, Christian Stimming wrote:

> Am Montag, 15. Februar 2010 schrieb John Ralls:
>> On Feb 15, 2010, at 11:14 AM, Phil Longstaff wrote:
>>> Well, I finally got 2.3.9 released.  I noticed the win32 build is
>>> smaller than normal.
>>> I'm now going to be unavailable for about a month.  We should aim for a
>>> string freeze with 2.3.10 in middle to end of March.
>> Speaking of the Win32 build (to test the dot-gnucash fixes), I've been
>> trying to build Gnucash on Win32 (to test the dot-gnucash fixes) using the
>> instructions at It's been a struggle
>> because of outdated versions in and the resulting changes
>> needed to, along with some hand installations of dependencies
>> not included in the shell script. Is that really the way that everyone
>> else is building GC on M$Win?
> Err, yes. What do you mean by "outdated versions"? Specifically the current 
> final 2.3.9 build started by an empty build directory and downloaded and/or 
> compiled all dependencies just as they are written in

The following versions in are no longer in

Reviewing the diffs, I think that the changes I made to were diagnostic rather than substantive.

I also had trouble getting perl and libintl_perl to behave the right way (the first needs to be msys-perl and needs to be found on the path; the other is used in one package to get intltool 0.40 to work right). I wound up doing some actions manually, and I'm not sure at this point which parts of what I did were actually necessary or correct.

John Ralls

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