Re: EXTERNAL: Windows Installer for Gtk+3.6.2 and gtkmm-3.6.0

This is the preferred way to use libraries on windows, since even DLL's
of the same version of some package can be binary-incompatible (compiler
versions, different #defines, etc). Windows has a facility to avoid such
problems (WinSxS), but this only works for libraries that don't rely on
external data files (such as icons, translations, cache files etc. in Gtk).
I made some sort of small ruby-based framework to include the DLL's of
Gtk+ and its dependencies into an NSIS installer for an application. My
installers at are made this way. The code is somewhat
ugly, but if someone is interested in it, i could release it.

On 17.02.2013 18:31, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
It matches Windows recommendations as well. They consider that you
should rarely ship or install system DLLs, and instead ship all DLLs
you want locally, to prevent DLL conflicts.

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 12:06 PM, Paul Davis
<paul linuxaudiosystems com <mailto:paul linuxaudiosystems com>> wrote:

    On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 7:27 AM, Bálint Réczey
    <balint balintreczey hu <mailto:balint balintreczey hu>> wrote:

        Unfortunately our efforts are severely impacted by the lack of
        official GTK+
        installers for Windows and OS X and this uncertainty was a
        major reason which
        brought the Qt port alive.

    I'm not speaking as a representative of the GTK project, but I
    will note that as the lead developer of a large scale app that
    uses GTK to provide portability to Linux, OS X and Windows, it is
    my judgement that you should plan to bundle GTK within your
    application and not rely on it being installed separately. I can
    speak to this less on Windows, where I have less understanding of
    things, but on OS X it simply makes a lot more sense to cook up a
    .app bundle with everything your application needs, including GTK
    and really seems to reflects Apple's intentions for 3rd party apps
    that rely on additional 3rd party libraries.


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