Earnie Boyd wrote:
>>>>I have just succeeded in compiling LyX (www.lyx.org) under MinGW,
>>>>MinSYS, using the port of Qt to Win32 by the cygwin-kde people.
>>>So, does this require Cygwin?
>>The build environment (the GNU autotools, configure, make) requires
>>I've also been using MinGW to provide the compiler (soooo slow coming from
>>the linux world, but working).
>>However, others are reporting success in compiling with MSVC. They've had
>>to use a wrapper to invoke the compiler but, hey!, this is early days for
>>>Does it require X Windows?
>>Nope. The cygwin-kde people are writing a Qt/Win32 native port of the
>>GPL-ed Qt/unix libraries. They certainly haven't finished, but LyX
>>requires only the GUI parts of Qt and this stuff appears to work.
>>None of this is mainstream yet of course.
> This is great news. I'll be looking more into the cygwin-kde project.
One caveat. I find that whilst the g++ that ships with the vanilla mingw
(3.2.x?) will compile the Qt library out of the box, it subsequently
ICEs when compiling the LyX Qt frontend. The g++ 3.4 that you package,
however, works fine although it produces tons of warnings about
dllimport problems in the Qt headers.
Also, be prepared to wait. It takes 3 hours to compile the Qt libraries
using mingw on a 2.7GHz box.