[sword-devel] Building under Windows

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 05:41:14 MST 2005


I have had decent success with building under gcc/mingw/msys. I have not 
had, though, success with building other libraries with MinGW tools - that's 
where the problems arose. Said other libraries build flawlessly with VC++ 
tools, but then Sword does not build. So I was stuck - with VC I could build 
2 of 3 required libraries, but the third one, Sword, could not be compiled. 
So now I'm back to making the other two work with MinGW/MSYS, which I am 
close to completing. However, if there were a way to compile the Sword 
library under Windows using native Windows compilers (which many people 
claim produce faster, leaner, better code than GCC), then it would be easier 
to build native apps that tied in with Sword. Perhaps this functionality 
already exists and I'm just missing it?


On 8/29/05, Barry Drake <b.drake at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> 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,
> Barry
> -- 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
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