[sword-devel] Help needed to build Sword Python binding on Windows

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Mon Sep 8 04:56:13 MST 2014

Hi Timothy,

To my very inexperienced (Windows-wise) eyes, it looks like it is struggling to link to ICU? As I have no idea how Visual Studio works, I'm not sure how to direct you to fix the issue, but perhaps look at that?

Perhaps you'd have more success if you tried compiling using cygwin or something like that (if that even exists anymore - I haven't done any development work on a Windows machine for over 10 years!) or, if you have the luxury, a Mac or Linux box? (yes, yes, we have what we have, and there is a huge range of devices being used with SWORD by people on this list, so hopefully someone can help more than I can?)

Thanks, ybic
	nic...  :)

> On 2 Sep 2014, at 11:03 am, R Johnson <ps16thypresenceisfullnessofjoy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Today is Labor Day (in the US), and I haven't heard anything about my thread "Building Python binding to Sword on Windows returns exit code 1" since around Memorial Day (May 26) weekend. I'm disappointed by this, because I can't continue working on the Bible software I was attempting to write until I can get the binding built on Windows. I apologize if I offended anyone.
> Since I posted my last message, I have upgraded to Sword 1.7.3.dev3138, CMake 3.0.1, and SWIG 3.0.2, which I think fixed one or two of the errors I was getting, but I still am not able to successfully build the Python bindings. I have attached the output logs (abridged) from Visual Studio. The first one is from trying to build the entire libsword solution, and the second one is from trying to rebuild the swordswig subproject (after moving "Sword.lib" from the "Release" subdirectory to the top-level "sword-build" directory).
> I'm experienced with Python programming, but know very little C++, so regrettably I'm not able to detect and fix the problems myself. I would really appreciate further help with this. Thank you.
> -- Timothy
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