[Geany-Devel] Msys2 to compile on win32

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sun Jun 14 12:48:28 UTC 2015

On 14/06/15 14:21, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> Am 14.06.2015 um 13:59 schrieb Enrico Tröger:
>> On 07/06/15 22:31, Thomas Martitz wrote:
>>> Am 7. Juni 2015 17:53:36 MESZ, schrieb Yury Siamashka
>>> <yurand2 at gmail.com>:
>>>> 05/29/15 12:00, Thomas Martitz пишет:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> 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).
>>>> Actually I noticed that they even have Geany PKGBUILD in their
>>>> MSYS2-packages repository (https://github.com/Alexpux/MSYS2-packages).
>>>> I
>>>> was able to build and install it in without problems. This makes
>>>> setting
>>>> environment for working on plugins  in windows very easy.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Yury Siamashka
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>>> Hey, this is cool. Now we only need to figure out how to create an
>>> installer.
>> Basically it is quite easy with the existing geany.nsi and the NSIS
>> package (Nullsoft Installer).
>> It only requires a Geany installation and a stripped down GTK tunetime
>> environment to be packed into the installer.
>> What this is, is documented at
>> http://wiki.geany.org/howtos/win32/build#create_a_stripped_down_gtk_runtime_environment.
>> Maybe we can adopt this to the self-compiled GTK environment.
>> I could work on this but would delay this a bit until past the 1.25
>> release. Simply to not break things before a release.
>> Regards,
>> Enrico
> Why do you say self-compiled GTK? It is readily packaged for msys, I
> think we should be able to use that.

Oops, scratch the self-compiled. But we still need to create a
distributable GTK runtime environment. This is probably doable from the
installed GTK package, I guess.


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