From: Gerrit P. Haase (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 20 2003 - 20:44:22 EDT
>>I think you should use another macro to define whether you're going
>>build a native version for Windows with the underlaying base of
>>Cygwin, maybe another flag for configure? Please don't use CYGWIN as
>>an identifier for WIN32! CYGWIN != WIN32.
> The MSVC (ie what you call native) build does not use configure.
> A minimal set of cygwin tools are required for the makefile based
> build, and since Windows has no uname, cygwin's uname is used, hence
> the CYGWIN -> WIN32. However, if you really wanted a cygwin build,
> from the Makefile comments, you can specify ABI_OPT_CYGWIN_UNIX=1
> to get a cygwin/gcc/gtk build. As I doubt anyone has attempted to
> build this way in quite some time, realistically it will fail, but
> it was the intended method (I assume) of overriding the default.
Thanks for the hint, I didn't found it yet, but I'll search it now.
That is exactly the macro I was looking for.
> As MSVC is still our standard compiler for Windows builds, any
> changes that effect building with it (e.g. requiring a new option
> on the command line to use MSVC) should be approved by Jordi & Dom.
I thought of an option like you cited above to specify if I want to
build without Cygwin or with MinGW, that should not affect VC if the
configury is only used for Unix and unixlike platforms.
>>I needed to add some code to get it compiled. I am willing to
>>contribute time, patches and know-how to get AbiWord up and running as
>>a native Cygwin-XFree86 version besides your already existing native
>>WIN32 version. If the Cygwin folks is accepting AbiWord as a package.
>>I would also act as a maintainer for the packages (AbiWord & wvWare)
>>for the Cygwin platform.
> Cool, then we'd have MinGW and Cygwin builds. I will try to help
> any way I can, (just let me know) and add the cygwin build to
> as one of my tinderbox client's compilers [something I wanted to do
I've already finished the libwmf and wvWare builds. Hopefully the
packages will be distributed soon over the Cygwin mirrors.
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