[Geany-Devel] Msys2 to compile on win32
enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Fri Jun 5 16:52:06 UTC 2015
On 29/05/15 11:00, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> I've successfully managed to build Geany on MSYS2, against both gtk2 and
> gtk3. I've started to describe the steps on the wiki:
> https://wiki.geany.org/howtos/win32/msys2, however the page is not
> complete yet (but complete enough to produce a running geany).
> Short introduction, see the wiki page for more details:
> Msys2 is a successor to msys which offers a unix-like environment on
> Windows combined with a pacman-based package manager. It's purpose is to
> simplify win32 compilations, and it's doing great at that for GTK+ stack
> and related projects. In fact, it's so good it should become the default
> method of compiling Geany on Windows.
> See http://sourceforge.net/projects/msys2/ and http://msys2.github.io/
> For me, as regular Arch Linux user, this is by far the most easiest
> method to compile Geany on Windows. And it has the *huge* advantage of
> providing up-to-date binaries of the GTK+ stack, in contrast to the
> obsolete gtk bundles. I heard the GTK guys plan on removing the bundles
> and instead rely solely on MSYS2 for all of their win32 efforts.
That sounds great.
I will test/use it soon when I find the time playing with it.
Hopefully, this enables us to eventually remove the Waf build system in
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