building libraries with mingw

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at
Wed Aug 29 10:09:15 CEST 2007

> Von: Ralf Habacker <ralf.habacker at>
> Christian Ehrlicher schrieb:
> >> Von: Ralf Habacker <ralf.habacker at>
> >> Saro Engels schrieb:
> >>     
> >>> I currently try to make kde-network compile with mingw and there are 
> >>> still some errors left; Since I wanted to get jabber support as well,
> I 
> >>> try to build libidn myself, but I had no luck yet.
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> If you refering to libidn from the 
> >> reason is because libidn uses automake, which does not work well under 
> >> native win32.
> >>
> >> You can try to use a  custom Makefile to generate the library and tools
> >> or to port it to the cmake buildsystem (see for more 
> >> informations)
> >>     
> > stop please. Don't make double work and just ask me ;-)
> > Or ask Serhiy Kachanuk - he already build kopete on win32 with jabber
> and my libidn lib.
> >
> >
> >
> > Be aware that this lib is only tested by serzh - I have had no time to
> test it by my own. It's a combined mingw/msvc lib (because it's c only)
> >   
> How do you have build this with msvc - with a custom make file or do you 
> have added cmake support  ?
It's a c-only lib - no need to compile it with two different compilers. I build it with mingw/msys/automake (including some changes I already sent to libidn devs, see attachment) and recreated the import lib. That's the 'normal' way when building C-only libs on win32.

btw: Ralf, did you get Holgers mail?
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