[GNC-dev] broken build dependencies within Gnucash on Windows project
dale at hidale.com
Tue May 28 10:30:38 EDT 2019
FYI: jhbuild docs write you can use local patch files that are in the same
dir as the moduleset file or in the "patches/" subdir. Convenient. See
That's what their docs write... ;-)
On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 4:06 PM John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> Downgrading Guile isn't an option, unfortunately. Guile 2.0 has a serious
> design flaw reading UTF8 strings on Windows. Just be patient, I'll have the
> build fixed soon. I've actually settled on a solution and you can locally
> patch your guile-2.2.4+mingw source to get going again: Just '#ifndef
> __MINGW32__' the definition of mtkime() in lib/mktime.c.
> A big part of the delay is that I decided yesterday to use 'make dist' to
> make a new tarball of guile from the patched repo instead of just tarring
> up the repo like I did last month. It's still grinding away 16 hours later.
> John Ralls
> > On May 28, 2019, at 6:20 AM, Dale Phurrough <dale at hidale.com> wrote:
> > John, as I'm invested to get a Windows build pipeline working (even for
> stable gc 3.5), I volunteer to fork the gcow 🐄 repo on github and try a
> few changes. Its easy for me to iterate/test.
> > Asking/volunteering so that we both don't do the same work. [caveat: I
> will not fix guile, instead downgrade to the prev version that matches the
> existing patch]
> > --Dale
> > On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 9:39 PM Geert Janssens <
> geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> wrote:
> > On maandag 27 mei 2019 21:22:47 CEST John Ralls wrote:
> > > What I don't see much point in attempting to build is GnuCash 3.1
> using the
> > > exact same dependencies as those in the release bundle. Although you
> > > get partly there with the built dependencies, you'd also need to set
> up the
> > > MinGW64 packages to what was on the build server that day.
> > >
> > Yeah, that's a fair point indeed...
> > > The jwbuild-based build system never built 2.6.x or earlier; that was
> > > old system I cleaned out a couple of weeks ago.
> > >
> > > You're right and I'm wrong about patches directories, at least
> according to
> > > the docs. I'll try changing to relative paths after I get Guile beaten
> > > into submission.
> > Nice!
> > Geert
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