Windows MASTER version does not build.

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Mon Nov 7 12:32:15 EST 2016

On Monday 07 November 2016 07:23:42 John Ralls wrote:
> > On Nov 7, 2016, at 6:29 AM, Robert Fewell <14ubobit at>
> > wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Tried to build the latest windows version from master but it would
> > not. The first error I got was that 'stoi' was not declared in this
> > scope at line 1826,1827,1828 in gnc-backend-sql.cpp, changed that
> > to use 'atoi' just to get going but it then failed at line
> > 1271,1277 in gnc-backend-dbi.cpp on the PWARN lines. Commented
> > those out just to get going again but it failed again at line 80 in
> > gnc-dbiproviderimpl.hpp on 'to_string' is not a member of std.
> > 
> > At this point I checked out an earlier version to complete my test.
> > 
> > Looking at the 'stoi' and 'to_string' errors they seem to be fixed
> > in a later version of ming, I think ming-w64, just wondering if the
> > build environment needs to be newer with all these c++ changes or
> > will that effect other things ?
> I'll have a look at the stoi problem today.
> MinGW should be using gcc-4.9.3. That's what's on Debian Jessie and
> master compiles fine there, so I don't think that it's a C++ support
> problem.
> That said, MinGW64 seems to have a lot more mind-share recently than
> MinGW so perhaps we should look at it. I've no idea at this point
> whether it can be a "drop-in" replacement or would require
> substantial reworking of the build scripts.
Oh, and to answer your question, yes we'll need to rework the build scripts, but I believe 
they will simplify as a result of the switch as 90% of the required dependencies is available 
as a package in Mingw64. Some I am really looking forward to are guile 2.0 and a more 
recent version of webkitgtk.



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