Cross-compiling with mingw

  • Gianfranco Berardi

    The documentation on the website says that it supports mingw32, but I am a bit confused as to how to build a Windows binary.  Is it a simple change to a Makefile somewhere?  Perhaps instructions on how to cross-compile would be a beneficial addition to the website?

    • Lee Thomason

      Lee Thomason - 2005-12-19

      From an MSYS command shell, it's just:


      just like on linux. That will build a windows binary. Of course, Make/Autotools/etc. are *notorious* for "it works on my machine" problems, so you may just have hit a bug.


    • Gianfranco Berardi

      Ah, I didn't know about MSYS.  It shows I have a lot more to learn about cross-compiling.

    • Lee Thomason

      Lee Thomason - 2006-01-06

      Ah...MSYS is good. A way to run a quite usable *nix shell in a windows environment.

      Although it isn't cross compiling - cross compiling is when you use a *nix machine to create a Win32 binary or something like that.



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