Pretty view from my windows

Springtime is here in the win32 world. First GCC 4.4.0 and now MSYS 1.0.11. There’s magic in the air. And a few nights ago I built gtk+ completely from source on Windows using jhbuild, mingw and MSYS.

I tried to repeat this yesterday using gcc 4.4.0 instead of gcc 3.4.5, and this caused many new problems 🙂 I’ve just about run out of time to fix them up for now, so I thought I would present my findings as they are. I wrote up a nice set of instructions which live at http://afuera.me.uk/jhbuild-windows/. They have worked for me with gcc 3.4.5 and are very close to working with gcc 4.4.0. There are various pitfalls, but all the ones I have come across are documented and hacked around. So take it for a spin!! .. I will happily accept more/improved -windows modulesets, fixes for the various things I’ve had to hack around, or any sort of drugs that might help me recover from the mental trauma.

I have also started work on an MS Windows registry backend for GSettings .. my SOC stuff has been neglected recently while I’ve been away, but I think with a few days of solid effort it’s all going to start really coming together. It’s going to be exciting to start converting some apps and tearing out big chunks of newly-redundant code 🙂

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