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Guess it depends on whether it uses windows
specific API... if it's a program that was originally
written for a posix environment and then just
ported to Windows using mingw32 you should
be able to just compile it using gcc...
I believe some of the headers are windows specific, such as windows.h and io.h... so my first problem is how to replace these headers with linux equivalents so that I can compile and run the program in linux.
My second problem is that there are preprocessor directions in the code which spew out errors when I try and compile, eg:
#error: MINGW32 not defined
I'm not sure if these problems are related or how I go about fixing them. I'm afraid my programming knowledge is quite limited.
What subject do you do at university? If it's not Computer Science or something of that ilk then your tutor is probably asking a bit too much. If it is, then is this a project or something that you are doing? I.E. is your project to port this from windows to linux? It might take a fair bit of effort, that's all. Also, what does the program do? If it doesn't use a lot of windows output, it's may be easiest to start from the ground up, and just build in the X dependence yourself.