[sword-devel] Building under Windows

Barry Drake b.drake at ntlworld.com
Mon Aug 29 01:01:20 MST 2005

Hi Greg ............

Greg Hellings wrote:

> I am trying to build the sword library using the free tools from 
> Microsoft (free?! you ask - sure enough, the free VC++ toolkit).  I am 
> curious as to whether anyone else has prior experience at this task, 
> and if so, if they have any guiding words of wisdom.

I've built the library and most of the commandline tools OK under mingw. 
IMO you're better using mingw (msys) than VC for this.  You need to have 
curl installed - the ftp library that is built in to Sword won't make 
under mingw.  Also, you need libz.lib (the zlib compression stuff).  
Other than that, there is a bit of tinkering needed with one of the 
makefiles after you've run the configure shells.  ./configure isn't the 
one you want.  Try ./autogen.sh followed by ./usrinst.sh and then do make.

God bless,

-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).

Replies - b.drake at ntlworld.com

More information about the sword-devel mailing list