Am Die, den 20.01.2004 schrieb Dominic Mazzoni um 11:28:
> I believe that I've successfully modified the tarball script so
> that the tarball will compile out of the box on Windows with VC++,
> automatically disabling support for libmad, libid3tag, libogg,
> and libvorbis:
Cool! This should probably be mentioned inside the build instructions,
along with a short hint on how to re-enable support for these libraries
when people do have the source for these.
> I just tested it on my Windows box and it worked fine,
> except that it couldn't seem to find libresample.dsp when
> it opened, and I had to locate the file for it. Anyone
> have any idea why? After that it seemed to work fine.
> Definitely a big improvement over past tarballs.
This is because the audacity*.dsw files had the wrong path for
libresample stored. I just checked in a fix for this, after rebuilding
the tarball it should work.
> For some strange reason, when I downloaded the tarball I
> ended up with a file called audacity-src-1.2.0-pre4.tar.tar
> (with two "tar"s on the end and no "bz2"), even though the
> file was really a bz2 file. Is this a bug in Windows 98
> when a file has two extensions? Does it look correct
> on Windows 2000 and XP?
If this problem persists, couldn't we simply use tar.gz or zip-format
for that? Sourceforge has given me problems with compressed files in the
> Hmmm, it did the same on my Mac. Maybe it's a web server
> Also, I discovered that I didn't have a Windows program
> that supported BZ2, so I had to download 7-Zip. Should
> we provide the source as a ZIP or a GZIP file also for
> Windows users, or is BZ2 common enough among people who
> might want to compile Audacity?
I strongly vote against using bz2 _only_. Don't get me wrong, I use bz2
myself when compressing large files, but it is almost never available on
Windows, and it may not be available on other unices than Linux by
default. On Windows this is especially a problem, because ZIP utilities
tend to hijack about 20 file extensions plus add new entries to the
explorer bar, so I normally avoid more than one of them.
When we do provide the tarball in multiple formats (which I don't
oppose), we could as well have the "Windows" tarball in ZIP format,
because that's what's most common on this platform.
> - Dominic
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