Re: Updated GTK+ 2.24.5 binaries (and bundle)
- From: Maarten Bosmans <mkbosmans gmail com>
- To: Sam Thursfield <ssssam gmail com>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Updated GTK+ 2.24.5 binaries (and bundle)
- Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:55:35 +0200
2011/7/12 Sam Thursfield <ssssam gmail com>:
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 9:22 PM, Dieter Verfaillie
> <dieterv optionexplicit be> wrote:
>> Some time ago I've asked Tor how his Windows build environment
>> looked like and he shared everything to be able to recreate
>> it (thanks again!). The various mails we exchanged and the
>> resulting directory structure and scripts can be found here:
>> https://www.github.com/dieterv/legacynativebuilds 
> It's great that you've taken on to do this work, many thanks! I've
> done some work on windows builds myself, and in fact there's more
> people interested than it might appear so feel free to bring issues up
> on this list. The more we coordinate our effort the better.
>> The only differences between these and the packages already on
>> ftp.gnome.org/www.gtk.org are:
>> - the MSVC-compatible import libraries are missing from
>> gtk+-dev_2.24.5-1_win32.zip (lib/gailutil.lib, lib/gdk-win32-2.0.lib
>> and lib/gtk-win32-2.0.lib), I simply don't own a copy of
>> Visual Studio 6 so these files have not been generated during
> You can get the Visual C++ toolchain for free from the Windows SDK,
> if you're interested in making these. Generating the import libs for
> VC is super easy, you just need the .def file for the DLL (and not
> even the actual DLL).
>> As such, is there any interest in hosting these files on
>> ftp.gnome.org/www.gtk.org? If there is, I'll gladly "do the work"
>> and also provide a patch for http://www.gtk.org/download/win32.php
> I'm sure there is, I don't know who is the person to give you access
>> After that, I can go ahead and build an updated PyGTK All-in-one
>> installer (see www.pygtk.org or
>> ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/binaries/win32/pygtk/2.24/) and
>> glade3-bundle_3.8.0 (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=634978).
>> And before someone asks, both are *not*
>> compatible with the binaries provided on build.opensuse.org (due
>> to intl.dll/libintl-8.dll differences).
> That's a whole new can of worms :) I share the dream that one day it
> would be great to use the mingw cross compiler and an automated build
> service but I think it's important to get native builds working more
> reliably to begin with ..
The windows project on the OpenSUSE Build Service would indeed be a
good starting point for automating the building of binaries.
What issues apart from libintl-8.dll and the missing import libs do
you see when using the mingw cross-compiled binaries from the OBS?
If there are things we can improve, please post to the mailing list:
opensuse-mingw opensuse org
> Again, props for being a man of action
>  http://afuera.me.uk/jhbuild-windows/
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