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COMPILING ON WIN32
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It is not easy! Be warned! You need either one of these compilers:

	* Mingw (http://www.mingw.org)
	* MS Visual C

Note: This source code is meant for Linux/Unix like systems. Compiling this for
Windows will produce a below-par quality product. The official XChat for Windows
is not built with this unix source code.


Getting GTK
~~~~~~~~~~~

You also need GTK+ 2.10 for win32. Altough the GTK packages from the GIMP
website are larger and harder to install they work very well.

	1) Get the following packages from: 
	  http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/downloads.html

	  - gtk+-2.4.3.tar.gz
	  - gtk+-dev-2.4.3.tar.gz
	  - dirent.zip
	  - gettext-runtime-0.13.1.zip
	  - gettext-tools-0.13.1.zip
	  - atk-1.6.0.zip
	  - atk-dev-1.6.0.zip
	  - pango-1.4.0.zip
	  - pango-dev-1.4.0.zip
	  - libpng (http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/libpng.htm) Binaries & Developer files.
	  - GNU libiconv (Not source files)
	  - glib-2.4.2.zip
	  - glib-dev-2.4.2.zip
	  - pkgconfig-0.15.zip
	  - Zlib121-dll.zip

	2) Extract all files to a suitable place such as c:\devtools

	3) Windows 2000, XP & 2003 users:
	  - Start->(Settings->)Control Panel->System Applet
	  - Advanced Tab->Environment Variables
	  - Under "User variables for <user>" append ";C:\devtools" to the end of the PATH Variable
	  - Click Ok twice and close the Control Panel
	
	  For Windows 9x users your basicly on your own for now.


Mingw
~~~~~

	I havn't tried this yet, but ./configure --disable-xlib would be a start.


MS Visual C
~~~~~~~~~~~

	
	1) Edit src\makeinc.msc

	  You need to change the variables GLIB, GTK and LIBS to point
	  the correct paths for your harddrive. Use the program pkg-config
	  to find this information.

	  a) paste the output of `pkg-config glib-2.0 --msvc-syntax --cflags`
	     to the GLIB = ... line.

	  b) paste the output of `pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --msvc-syntax --cflags`
	     to the GTK = ... line.

	  c) paste the output of `pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --msvc-syntax --libs`
	     to the LIBS = ... line.

	2) In MSVC's includes directory, copy io.h to unistd.h.

	MS VC++ 6
	~~~~~~~~~

		3) Download Platform SDK from http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/
		  (you only need Core SDK) - ~200 MB Download (Be warned).
		4) Open the build enviroment.
		 
		  a) If your planning on developing modifications to the xchat code go:
		     Start->Programs->Microsoft Platform SDK...->Open Build Enviroment...->(Choose OS)->... (Debug)

		  b) If your compiling just to use xchat and wish to no recieve debug messages:
		     Start->Programs->Microsoft Platform SDK...->Open Build Enviroment...->(Choose OS)->... (Retail)
		5) Change directory into where you have download the xchat source to and type this:
		  cd src
		  nmake -f makefile.msc clean
		  nmake -f makefile.msc
		6) Copy fe-gtk\xchat.exe to another place.
	MS VC++ 7 (.NET)
	~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

		3) Open the Visual Studio .NET Command Prompt
		 
		4) Change directory into where you have download the xchat source to and type this:
		  cd src
		  nmake -f makefile.msc clean
		  nmake -f makefile.msc
		5) Copy fe-gtk\xchat.exe to another place.
	

Common problems:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 * gdk-pixbuf-csource must be in PATH.
   FIX: See step 3 for setting up GTK

 * You might need to install dirent.zip manually.
   FIX: Copy C:\devtools\include\dirent.h to C:\devtools\include\glib-2.0\dirent.h

 * Include path to libintl.h should be in GLIB= (makeinc.msc).
   FIX: Copy C:\devtools\include\libintl.h to C:\devtools\include\glib-2.0\libintl.h