[Geany-devel] question, webhelper plugin on windows xp

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Oct 23 14:05:56 UTC 2011

On Sun, 23 Oct 2011 15:57:11 +0200, Jérôme wrote:

>Thanks for your answer Colomban.
>Le 20/10/2011 23:17, Colomban Wendling a écrit :
>>> I  not see information about webhelper plugin compatibility on the
>>> geany-plugin website.
>>> There is a part about requirements :
>>> This plugin requires GTK+ (>= 2.16), GLib (>= 2.16), GIO (>= 2.18),
>>> GdkPixbuf (>= 2.0), WebKitGTK (>= 1.1.18), and obviously Geany (>=
>>> 0.20) but i dont' know how i have to do or if it's possible on
>>> windows.
>>> So please where can i find information for using this plugin in
>>> windows XP environement ?
>> I never tried to build it on Windows, but in theory it should work
>> just fine as long as WebKitGTK is ported to window (and it is,
>> AFAIK).
>> I can't really tell you how to setup the development environment on
>> Windows to build this because I'm far from being comfortable on
>> Windows building, and because I don't really have any Windows
>> machine at hand, but I guess that when the GTK environment is set up
>> (not *that* hard, I did it hum... twice) it's fairly easy to get
>> WebKitGTK too, and then build the plugin using Waf (Autotools under
>> Windows aren't that usable).
>> Maybe Enrico or Matthew could help on setting up Windows environment?
>I haven't skills in build on windows (on linux too just can follow an 
>how to), i'm just a webdeveloper but i'm ok for try, i just have a
>look on waf, but for the moment i prefer wait for more information on.

Well, I had a look yesterday but didn't find any prebuilt binaries for
Windows of WebkitGTK. If we find some, it should be easy, or at least
possible, to build the plugin. But the very first step is to get a
WebkitGTK build for Windows. Building the whole WebkitGTK stuff is
probably a huge and tedious task. I never ever will do this.

About setting up a build environment on Windows, basic steps, though
maybe outdated, can be found on the Geany website. I intend to write an
up2date howto on setting up a build environment on Windows which is
suitable for building Geany and the plugins but I'm afraid this still
will take some time as it's not one of those tasks I'm excited to do...:
(. I just can ask for your patience.

>For my own information, who build the version of geany and
>geany-plugins on windows ?

Me :).


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