[SDL] Is libgw32c needed to build SDL apps with mingw?
dbruce at tampabay.rr.com
Thu Dec 13 10:19:32 PST 2007
I make my Windows builds of TuxMath and TuxType by cross-building on my Debian
machine, using the Debian packages for mingw32, mingw32-runtime, and
mingw32-binutils. Both programs use SDL, SDL_image, SDL_mixer, and SDL_ttf.
The cross-build uses libgw32c. I have recently successfully added gnu
gettext to TuxMath on Linux, but have had trouble on Windows, as the first
call to gettext crashes the program. I suspect the problem is that I am
using libgw32c - the gettext maintainer says that using gettext with libw32c
is not supported, and the mingw folks have suggested that I get rid of it, as
the mingw32-runtime should provide the functionality I need.
So, before getting into any specifics of my build environment, etc, just a
couple of general questions:
1. Can SDL apps be built in an MSYS-MinGW environment without libgw32c?
2. If #1 is possible, is there any reason why the same cannot be accomplished
in a Linux-based crossbuild?
Thanks for help.
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