[sword-devel] Cygwin: was MinGwin

Krzysztof Bialas krzbia at ctm.gdynia.pl
Mon Apr 25 05:03:38 MST 2005

I thing I've found what the problem with makefiles was. Take a look at 
configure.ac. At the very end there is a definition AC_CONFIG_FILES.
In the original file, from SVN, the config files are set in few lines each 
ending with backslash. This should be ok, but for some reason it couses a 
problem in config.status.
The soultion, workaround should i say, is to concatenate all the lines in 
AC_CONFIG_FILES to one removing backslashes of course.
Now configure builds makefiles right.
The build process is also ok, except from diatheke where the conflict in 
strcasecmp is found.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "DM Smith" <dmsmith555 w yahoo.com>
To: "SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum" <sword-devel w crosswire.org>
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] MinGwin

> Barry Drake wrote:
>> DM Smith wrote:
>>> I was able to get Sword API to compile under Cygwin, but it did not 
>>> build a dll, rather a sa (if I remember).
>> The makefile isn't intended to build a dll - the libsword.la that is 
>> produced is a static library archive.  It is simply a bundle of all the 
>> .o (object) files.  You can use ar to extract them if you want.    I 
>> haven't built the Sword library as a dll, but I would imagine Borland 
>> Builder 6 would be an easier way of doing that.  Alternatively, Dev-C++ 
>> has a facility for making dll's that might be easier to use than the 
>> command line utilities.
> My goal was to see if I could use Eclipse as a substitute for Borland. 
> Eclipse is a premier IDE (so much better than JBuilder [just teasing 
> Troy!]) for Java that is open source. So I wanted to see if its C++ 
> support was good enough. It can use either Cygwin or MinGW to provide 
> GCC/GDB. I was looking for a solution that could avoid the command line. 
> Unfortunately, I don't know enough about C++ cross platform makefiles to 
> know whether it even makes sense. It appears that the whole configure 
> thing to generate a Makefile is way too complicated given the defines that 
> Sword actually uses. But it looks like it is the standard way for the C++ 
> community.
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