Digikam on Windows

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at gmx.de
Tue May 5 23:28:26 CEST 2009

Ralf Habacker schrieb:
> Christian Ehrlicher schrieb:
>> Ralf Habacker schrieb:
>>> Hi,
>>> on http://photographsbyme.com/2009/04/19/digikam-on-windows there is a 
>>> nice article about digikam on windows.
>>> Does anyone have an idea how to solve the remaining issues ?
>> The kconf_update problem can be fixes by a valid manifest. Adding
>> support for this for mingw and msvc2005 will result in imho ugly cmake
>> macros + hacks. For msvc2008 you can simply add /MANIFESTUAC
>> (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb384691.aspx).
>> I'm thinking about dropping msvc2005 for kde4.4. 
> For new developers we have a msvc2005 problem already now - the msvc 
> 2005 express start page says:
> On March 31 2009 the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition will 
> be discontinued and removed from www.microsoft.com/express
> maybe is it time to switch to 2008 already for 4.3  ?
>> Don't know what to do
>> about mingw though...
> It should be possible to create a tool similar to msvc's manifest tool 
> named 'mt'
> - does anyonw know if adding a manifest for example located on 
> http://robgarrett.com/cs/blogs/software/archive/2007/01/04/windows-vista-uac-further-reading.aspx 
> would be usable on vista with mingw ? The related manifest file should 
> be addable to a mingw executable using msvc's mt tool. 
> If yes i would take a look how to make such a tool and if it would be 
> possible to incorporate it into the mingw binutils package or to embed 
> this into ld directly (There should still some ld knowledge from 
> kde-cygwin time available :-)  Because the mingw runtime is based on 
> msvc, the mingw maintainers may also have an interest to use newer msvc 
> runtimes which requires to have complete manifest support.
> At least I will add this tool to the kdewin32 package for now to have a 
> starting point  - it would be nice if someone else could then integrate 
> this tool in the related build systems (cmake and/or kde). Maybe the 
> cmake people are also interested in such a feature
I already added a valid manifest file to a mingw executable. It worked
fine. The bigger problem is the buildsystem thing...


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