Building on Windows from scratch - follow up
janssens-geert at telenet.be
Mon Apr 28 05:30:00 EDT 2014
I just noticed I lost a few patches outside the packaging/win32
directory by setting up an independent repository. I'll add those to the
gnucash directory shortly.
On Monday 28 April 2014 11:09:39 Geert Janssens wrote:
> This weekend I have spent more time on getting the Windows build
> running with more recent mingw compilers (gcc 4.8).
> This is a continuation of the work I have started in December last
> Current status:
> - I have forked packaging/win32 into a separate directory with the
> clear goal of decoupling the maintenance of a build environment on
> Windows from gnucash releases. This repository is currently publicly
> accessible from my personal github account:
> Ultimately it is my goal to bring this repository under the GnuCash
> project umbrella but not everything is working yet (more on that
> later). - The install and dist scripts have been updated so that a
> working gnucash installer can be built in the new mingw environment.
> Up until yesterday afternoon gnucash installed by the installer
> worked as well. I haven't tested the build with the new c++ changes
> What's still missing:
> - the scripts for the build server need some tweaking in order to
> build tags under the new configuration.
> - improve documentation
> - set up desktop icon for msys.
> Future plans:
> - fix the build server scripts
> - reduce build overhead by smartening the install scripts
> Wild, halfbaked ideas for the long term:
> - switch to mingw64  and win-builds 
> - package the gnucash dependencies for win-builds and reduce setting
> the gnucash environment to running the win-builds package manager
> Lastly, how to use my repository ?
> - Download the bootstrap_win_dev.vbs script. It has some documentation
> at the beginning. Running it is mostly a double-click. This will
> prepare a c:\gcdev directory with the minimal tools required to run
> install.sh - Start msys (c:\gcdev\mingw\msys\1.0\msys.bat)
> - cd /c/gcdev/gnucash-on-windows.git
> - install.sh
> and if you want to create the windows installer as well:
> - dist.sh
> Please test and provide feedback.
>  http://mingw-w64.sourceforge.net/
>  http://win-builds.org/
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