Thanks for the help. This email is just a gist of what I faced.
The latest build 11962 builds just fine with devlibs r41 but not on TDM GCC
I faced a similar problem in getting the code to compile a few months back
in August, when mathog found out that inkscape did not compile successfully
using TDM GCC. He suggested Vanilla MinGW, which is the one I am using
right now, and inkscape just builds fine.
So anyone wanting to develop on Windows shall need:
Vanilla MinGW as of now.
(Personally I haven't tested the previous versions of TDM GCC, although Uwe
Scholer has reported successfully building on Windows 7 using TDM GCC 4.6.1
For other components refer the Inkscape Wiki:
I would like this information to be updated on the Inkscape Wiki. It shall
help the beginners and save them time. Trust me, being new to OSD, and not
being able to compile for days on end when you are following the
instructions meticulously is demotivating.
PS: TDM GCC 4.7.x (the latest) builds the code completely but inkscape.exe
does not run. After the sandtimer cursor, nothing happens.
From: Krzysztof Kosiński <tweenk.pl@gm...> - 2012-12-21 09:50:44
2012/12/21 Arshdeep Singh <moduli16@...>:
> So anyone wanting to develop on Windows shall need:
> Vanilla MinGW as of now.
> (Personally I haven't tested the previous versions of TDM GCC, although Uwe
> Scholer has reported successfully building on Windows 7 using TDM GCC 4.6.1
Does exception handling work?
To test, check whether trying to open a corrupted PNG file results in
a crash or just an error message.
On 21-Dec-2012 04:45, Nicolas Dufour wrote:
> The wiki page is up to date (see
Well, yes, but it wouldn't hurt to change the emphasis slightly. From
Please use the 4.6.1 version.
Only use the 4.6.1 version, as Inkscape will not run if compiled
a gcc newer than 4.6.x because...
The way it is written now it sounds like the version is just a mild
to keep all the developers's tools close together. Actually the
version is pretty much
a hard limit, as in, Inkscape won't work if built with newer gcc on
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