[Geany-devel] Win32 Compiling Issues

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Wed Apr 29 16:11:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:06:31 +1200, Joshua wrote:


>I hope I'm not posting this on the wrong list.

it's fine here, welcome.

>I'm trying to build Geany on Windows Vista, following the Windows build
>instructions at: http://www.geany.org/Support/BuildingOnWin32
>Even after adding a localwin32.mk file and changing the PREFIX as
>suggested, I still get
>lregex.c:22:18: glib.h: No such file or directory
>when compiling through the MSYS shell. If I used the standard command
>prompt, there's the makefiles would balk on the missing 'make' command.

I never used the MSYS shell, I always use cmd.exe. If your gcc.exe is
in your path, mingw32-make.exe should be as well and then something like

mingw32-make.exe -f makefile-win32

should work.
To make things a bit more comfortable, on my test VM I renamed
mingw32-make.exe to make.exe and created a Makefile in the Geany source
directory which includes makefile.win32, so I can just type:


and it works.

>As per the instructions, I've downloaded all the required libs to "C:
>\libs\" and added that to my environment variables. I grabbed the
>Geany source (trunk) using Tortoise SVN
>Am I missing something here regarding compiling using makefiles?
>PS: when grabbing the dependencies,
>http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/downloads.html no longer lists the
>required ones, but points to
>http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/binaries/win32/dependencies/ instead

Thanks, I updated http://www.geany.org/Support/BuildingOnWin32 and also
removed mentioning the GTK 2.6 package versions as this is very
outdated since we depend on GTK 2.8. The easiest way is to use the new
GTK bundle which is kindly offered on www.gtk.org.


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