Building on Windows from scratch
janssens-geert at telenet.be
Fri Dec 20 12:15:11 EST 2013
On Friday 20 December 2013 14:25:26 Gary Bilkus wrote:
> I will probably set up a dedicated linux box to do any actual
> development, but the end result has to work for other people who only
> have Windows knowledge and are not willing to mess around with
> virtual systems etc.
> Since I have no right to expect that any changes I make will end up in
> the official build, I need to satisfy myself that I can build on
> Windows first.
Thank you for your interest in working on GnuCash on Windows.
I have been working for some time on making this easier in a private repository. I won't get
this ready in time for the pending 2.6 release, but expect this to be available somewhere in
The changes I'm talking about are pretty fundamental, like instead of having to go through
several manual steps to get started, I created one single bootstrap script that should get you
going. I updated the base mingw environment to much more recent tool versions,...
It's not ready yet. I'm currently at the point that all dependencies build successfully in the
updated environment, but gnucash itself still fails to build.
This is not helping you right now with your attempt to build gnucash on Windows. I'm mostly
bringing it up for a couple reasons:
- you may want to postphone your experiments a few months to enjoy the improved setup.
- with this overhaul getting near, it may not make much sense to try and fix the old build
- or you may be interested in helping out on getting this branch fixed. I have pushed it to
https://github.com/gjanssens/gnucash/tree/mingw-rebasing for now.
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