[sword-devel] Cheatah on Windows!

Barry Drake sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 9 Aug 2002 07:46:29 +0100

Hi there .....

On 8 Aug 2002 at 23:18, Daniel Blake wrote:
> Would anybody please post the list of needed software to compile the Sword
> project.

I'm talking about Windows.  Linux is much easier.  On the Windows system 
(Win 95 up) this is what you do if you want to use a free (open source) 
compiler system and library:

Get Dev-C++ from http://www.bloodshed.net/ I'm using the latest Beta 5 
release which works well.  The get the GTK+ extension that we have at 
http://wingtk.sourceforge.net/index.html and install this into the same 
directory in which you have installed Dev-C++.  Download the latest Sword 
CVS (Instructions are on the Alpha site - maybe Don will advise if you have 
problems - the process is fresh in his mind).

Get a little zip file I've placed at 
http://wingtk.sourceforge.net/devsword.zip in which there are my Dev-C++ 
project files.  As Don says, you will have to edit them to tell them where 
you put your CVS and library stuff.  Also (Thanks Jeremy Bettis) there is a 
little C file called dirent.c which needs to be compiled into the Sword 
library.  The project file libsword.dev has it included, but you will need 
to make the path into wherever you've placed it.  Put libsword.dev in the 
root of the CVS (Maybe C:\CVS\Sword ..... ).  Build the library.  If you've 
edited the paths in libsword.dev correctly for your setup, it should build 
with no errors.

When you have the library, build Cheatah (there are only two C++ files, and 
you'll find them in the CVS).  Put the executable in your Sword directory, 
and it ought to work.

If you want to build the latest REAL Windows front end, you'll need to 
spend some money and get some Borland stuff :-)

God bless,

>From Barry Drake (The Revd - minister of the Arnold and the Netherfield 
Reformed Churches, Nottingham - see http://www.arnold-urc.supanet.com for 
church homepages).

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