Re: Win32 binaries for GTK+ 2.4.9

On Wed, 8 Sep 2004, Tor Lillqvist wrote:

Michael L Torrie writes:
> I suppose the situation under Windows is more complicated than under
> linux (no standard places for libraries,etc).

That's only part of the problem, and a relatively easy one to

I'm with Tor on this. I currently package GTK along with the win32 version of my app, and install it into the application's directory. This makes for easy installation, for both me and the users (no need to worry about incompatible versions of DLLs). Although the package is quite large (c. 6.5MB) it's no bigger than most "serious" win32 applications.

Yes, it's inelegant to have a situation where a win32 user may end up with multiple, per-application installations of GTK, but it's hard to imagine a truly reliable, hassle-free alternative.

In fact, I sometimes wish I could do the Windows-style thing for
a Linux binary distribution of my app, since the rpms that I roll regularly fall foul of subtle or not-so-subtle incompatibilities.

Allin Cottrell

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