[sword-devel] Building under Windows

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Sep 1 07:57:30 MST 2005


Yes, the free (beer) toolkit comes with a compiler (CL) and a version of 
nmake. Nmake seems to make use of a slightly nuanced variety of the make 
file format. There is also a free (beer) IDE for VC++ that is the 2005 Beta 
version of the program (.NET VC++ I think). However, due to the resources at 
the school I'm currently at, downloading and installing that is 
prohibitively large. I would love to be able to use an IDE for Windows 
development, but I simply don't have one available at the moment. I think it 
would be a good idea, though, to try and translate the current Makefile into 
one which could be used by nmake with the free compiler tools. I'll look 
into it when I get the chance.


On 8/29/05, Daniel Glassey <dglassey at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 29/08/05, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Greetings.
> >
> > I am trying to build the sword library using the free tools from 
> Microsoft
> > (free?! you ask - sure enough, the free VC++ toolkit). I am curious as 
> to
> > whether anyone else has prior experience at this task, and if so, if 
> they
> > have any guiding words of wisdom. So far I have made decent headway with
> > using MinGW to run './configure CPPFLAGS=-DWIN32 CC=cl CXX=cl LD=link' 
> but I
> > have had to edit a few minor files by hand
> > (src/utilfuns/win32/dirent.{h,cpp}, lib/Makefile, &c), but
> > I don't know if there is anything I definitely ought to look out for.
> > Thanks!
> Hi Greg :)
> I don't know anything about the free(beer) toolkit but does it come
> with nmake or some other make equivalent? I don't know how hard it
> would be to make nmake makefiles for it. Actually if anyone out there
> has the VC++ ide they should be able to use the project files (in
> lib/vcppmake) to generate some kind of nmake file for you to use.
> Or does the toolkit now come with a GUI. If so I think you'd be best
> using that if you can to make a project for it.
> Regards,
> Daniel
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