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* getting gnomesword free from mingw is another topic.
* getting gnomesword free from mingw is another topic.
* Windows XP look
To get the windows XP look,
go to /dev/share/themes/MS-Windows/gtk-2.0
copy gtkrc to /dev/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
=helpful links=
=helpful links=

Revision as of 23:49, 21 November 2008


MinGW is minimalist GNU for Windows.[1]

One lives in hope....


  1. building of relevant libaries
  2. building of GS itself

Setting up MinGW

A tutorial for how to set up a MinGW build environment.

  • Install mingw base system only
  • Install msys
  • Install msysDTK directly over msys (direct link to file)
  • Install m4-1.4.7-MSYS into your msys /bin
  • Install strawberry perl in default location
  • Set the environment variable INTLTOOL_PERL=/path/to/strawberry/bin/perl
     export INTLTOOL_PERL=/c/strawberry/perl/bin/perl
     this is done in c:\msys\1.0\etc\profile


     for all following instructions, when you run configure do it with --prefix=/mingw
  • install gnome versions of utilities
     create a directory c:\msys\1.0\dev
     add it to your path (in profile)
     unpack everything there
     you need at this point, pkg-config, gettext, gettext-deve, gettext-runtime, gettext-runtime-dev
  • add this line to your profile
     export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/dev/lib/pkgconfig
  • upgrade autoconf to 2.63 from source
  • upgrade automake to 1.9 from source
  • install libcurl
     (direct linke) http://www.gknw.net/mirror/curl/win32/curl-7.19.0-devel-mingw32.zip
     find curl-config script from linux and copy it to /mingw/bin
  • compile sword-1.5.11 from source (
     with libcurl is easier than ftplib
     you will have to manually alter makefile to link against regex
  • download gnomesword 2.4.1
  • download lots of gnome libs and unpack them in dev
     for everything, you need the normal and developer package
     atk, cairo, fontconfig, freetype, gail, gconf, glib, gnome-common, gnome-doc-utils, gnome-vfs,
     goocanvas, gtk+, gtkhtml-3.18, intltool, libart, libbonobo, libbonoboui, libbzip, libffi, 
     libglade, libgnome, libgnomecanvas, libgnome, libgnomeprint, libgnomeprintui, libgnomeui,
     libiconv, libIDL, libpng, libxml2, ORBIT, popt, pthreads, zlib, pango
     For these 2, you only need the binaries:
     expat, gnurx
  • alter configure script to allow compilation without scrollkeeper
  • apply linux/windows diff
     hopefully most will be unnecessary soon
     mailed to gnomesword-developers
  • run configure with --enable-gtkhtml --disable-scrollkeeper --prefix=/mingw
  • make
     you will have to alter the makefile in libs to link against libcurl.dll (-lcurl doesn't work)
  • make install
  • run gnomesword
  • getting gnomesword free from mingw is another topic.
  • Windows XP look

To get the windows XP look, go to /dev/share/themes/MS-Windows/gtk-2.0 copy gtkrc to /dev/etc/gtk-2.0/gtkrc

helpful links

  1. http://live.gnome.org/Planner/Windows
  2. http://www.go-evolution.org/Building_Evolution_on_Windows
  3. http://www.mingw.org/wiki/msys

Articles found so far

  1. http://live.gnome.org/Cross%20compiling%20GTK%2B%20for%20Win32
  2. http://www.gnome-db.org/GnomeDbMinGW (has good tutorial to set up MINGW compiling on windows
  3. http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread86245.html (Order of commandline options for GCC is important)

Building of other GTK/Gnome projects

  1. https://develop.participatoryculture.org/trac/democracy/wiki/BuildingMiroWithMinGW

Other stuff

  1. http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Text-Editing-Processing/IDEs/MinGW-Developer-Studio-14939.shtml Allows compiling and cross compiling of GTK applications