Re: Gnome2 on MS Windows

On Apr 14, 2005, at 8:28 AM, Gabor Szabo wrote:

On 4/14/05, muppet <scott asofyet org> wrote:
the Gnome2 and Gnome2::VFS modules in binary format for easy
installation on MS Winows.

the base libraries that these modules bind aren't available for native
win32 -- at least, not so far as i know.

On the other hand I don't understand this as Gnome itself can be installed on
native Win32.

i was not aware of this. last i checked (which i admit was a while ago) libgnome and libgnome-vfs make some unixy assumptions and don't compile cleanly or easily on native win32.

Would someone explain me what libraries are not available ?
Are those Gnome libraries or libraries that are within the Perl module ?

the perl bindings themselves are quite portable, just like the Glib and Gtk2 modules. it's the libraries that they bind that are the problem here.

Tor says that libgnomeui has not been ported to win32. msg00055.html

The Gnome2 module binds libgnome and libgnomeui, which in turn depend on all sorts of things that also have not been ported (bonobo and gconf, mostly).

What needs to be done in order to install these perl modules on native Win32 ?

the Gnome2 module requires Gnome2::Canvas (libgnomecanvas) and Gnome2::VFS (gnome-vfs). if you can get libgnome, libgnomeui, libgnome-vfs, and gnome-gconf to compile and work on native win32 (libgnomecanvas is quite portable, but i don't know offhand of any win32 distributions of it), then the bindings should Just Work, following the same methodology as for Glib, Gtk2, and Gtk2::GladeXML on win32.

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