Hello Uwe,
 
Thanks for your replay.
 
I have started looking at VYM code and managed to build it on Windows after removing the dbus bits, I am aware that there is dbus support on Windows but not sure if it is needed for VYM (Windows). However, I don’t think this is a major issue for now.  
 
I have also read Patrick post about using emerge to reproduce the Windows build, so I will follow that  
 
https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=29618892
 
Is Patrick still doing the Windows builds?  
 
I have looked at Clementine on Windows and they are using mingw, so I think you gut feeling is right J
 
I will look more into quzip and there is also OSDaB, have you considered it? 
 
http://osdab.42cows.org/snippets/zip.php?mode=advanced 
 
Since, I depend on and love using VYM I am motivated to work on the Windows port. 
 
Best regards,
Kais
 
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Hi Kais,
 
On Thu, Mar 07, Dr. Kais Hassan wrote:
> I have create a guide to help people with using VYM on Windows.
> 
> http://kaismh.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/view-your-mind-vym-2-2-4-windows-setup-and-configuration/
> 
 
Thanks a lot!!
 
> Also, I am interested in helping with the Windows port, fixing bugs, packaging and etc.
> 
 
That's very much appreciated. In the past there have been several
attempts, but so far there is no continuos maintenance of the windows
port.
 
While I wrote the very most of the vym code, I have no access to windows
machines, so I cannot help here.
 
> Which Qt for Windows should I use for the port (msvc or mingw)?
 
My gut feeling is to use mingw, maybe we could even set up cross
compiling.
 
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Build_Service_Concept_Windows_Support
 
I usually build vym in my home project for various platforms:
 
https://build.opensuse.org/project/show?project=home%3Ainsilmaril
 
 
The spaces in filenames seem to work for me in Linux, so probably
related to executing zip/unzip.
 
Btw. we probably could get rid of zip/unzip at least for Windows by
using quzip. I also tried using qCompress, but that slowed down
load/save of maps too much.
 
Cheers
Uwe 
 
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