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On Mon, 28 May 2012 00:52:56 +0200, Ishmael Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The problem I had was that most of the cross-compiling information I foundHmm, I wasn't expecting that there would be so many complications here.
assumed Autoconf and Automake. So I faced the prospect of learning the
Autotools first and then learning (and possibly fixing) Autojam before I
could even start a build. I did an Automake based build instead, to reduce
the number I things I had to learn. I used a patched copy of MXE (
http://mxe.cc/) to build all the dependencies. I patched the audio code so
that the Windows build would use OpenAL. The build failed on the link step
(some pkg-config problem), and I had to cobble together my own link call to
GCC, but I got an executable out of it.
I tested the executable under Wine, XP, and Vista and it worked! IYes, with proper installation instructions a ZIP would do just fine. I propose that we start small: come up with a working binary (which it seems you already did), label it 'experimental' and release it in the wild. Those needing Win binaries will be happy, and we waive responsibility. :)
installed manually by copying the data folder next to the executable's
location. I haven't worked on the MSI yet, and I may use NSIS instead. Even
ZIP would be fine at first.
I have got a few things to do before I can release it, the main issue is toCould you send me the binaries so that I could give it a spin?
make the build repeatable, since it depends on my PC's setup. I have to fix
the final linking step.
And, it would be good if the Automake build couldDo we have 'automake'? I thought we were with 'waf'? Oh, I realized that 'automake' is part of your personal hackings.
support native Linux, mingw cross builds on Linux, and mingw builds onYes, that would be cool. As soon as we have a recipe that I understand, I could take care of the packaging for future releases.
Windows, and native OSX.
I had expected that I would have time for Trigger a few weeks ago but myGood luck with that! I'm also a bit busy myself.
personal life intervened and realistically I doubt I'll have time over the
next few weeks.
I might be able to upload my repository to Gitorous ifYes, that would be nice, I think. Maybe Jasmine could take a look at it, too.
there is any interest in looking at my Autotools branch.
I'll see if I canAlong with installation instructions, that would be great.
upload the executable I have from the only successful build so far to SF as