Re: [gnome-db] Compiling libgda under cygwin

On Sat, 2002-05-04 at 04:16, Daniel Morgan wrote:
> Hello,
> I know people are not crazy about running libgda programs under cygwin,
> but I would like to run libgda under cygwin to make it easier to port
> Windows database applications to Linux.
> Since libgda has gone through a refactoring to separate the CORBA
> dependencies into a different layer, I thought I would try to compile
> libgda under cygwin.  
> I checked out libgda and tried to run, but it said it could
> not find  Some suggestions I got was to see what
> gnome-xml which builds under Windows uses.  I also heard to copy the
> from my Linux installation. 
yes, looking at gnome-xml sources might be a good example, since it uses
auto*, and it works on many platforms, included cygwin, AFAIK.

> I also understand that cygwin comes with libxml2.  Is libxml2 the same
> thing as gnome-xml?

> I will be doing these things to libgda to compile under and run under
> cygwin.  I want to do stuff with a PostgreSQL database using libgda.

Once you get the auto* stuff solved, the only thing to do would be to
compile over and over, to find the problems. And anything you find
there, tell us, and we'll see how's the best way to fix it.
Although, using glib and libxml2, we shouldn't have to change many
things. The code should be mostly portable as it is.


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