Does anyone know were I can find a (basic) Objective-C class library=20
precompiled (=3D easy to install) for win32 for use with mingw. I looked at=
the gnustep website and downloaded some of the base libraries, but the=20
compilation and installation seems to be a very complex task. Why not make=
it simple and offer precompiled versions from the MinGW homepage?
From: Richard Frith-Macdonald <richard@br...> - 2002-10-17 06:44:30
On Wednesday, October 16, 2002, at 11:36 pm, Karl Landstr=F6m wrote:
> Does anyone know were I can find a (basic) Objective-C class library=20=
> precompiled (=3D easy to install) for win32 for use with mingw. I =
> at the gnustep website and downloaded some of the base libraries, but=20=
> the compilation and installation seems to be a very complex task. Why=20=
> not make it simple and offer precompiled versions from the MinGW=20
I guess because we thought it *was* simple ... after all, most of the=20=
GNUstep README.MinGW consists of
instructions on where to get other libraries and downloading and=20
installing mingw/msys and the ObjectiveC
runtime etc. If that's all in place you basically -
For each package you want ... starting with the make package, then the=20=
(if you want to) other stuff.
You will need to get mingw, msys, gcc, objc runtime in place for *ANY*=20=
You will need libffcall/libiconv,libxml for verious features (message=20
multilingual support, xml). So a binary of a class library is not much=20=
the pre-requisites in place.
Building/installing the gnustep base library itsself should be trivial.
All that being said ... how can we make the instructions simpler?
Is there a free, simple packaging tool that would put the underlying=20
libraries in place
(preferably downloading them automatically)?