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Old 05-21-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Compiling in Cygwin

Hi guys, this is my first post.

I'm interested in modding an open-source turn based game called Advanced Strategic Command or ASC, but to do that I need bunch of libraries. Installing those libraries is very easy in linux, I know but the thing is I'm working with windows in which the building of the libraries is a bit more complex, as you probably know. One of those libraries is the ligsigc++, I'm using VC++ but havenīt been successful in building the libsigc++ in VC++. I considered making my life easier with Cygwin (a unix shell for windows) and simply executing ./Configure, Make. I's worked like a charm and the library dll it produced is named cygsigc-2.0-0.dll which made me wonder is compiling a library in cygwin to be linked with VC++ perfectly ok? That is is there any difference in compiling in cygwin and VC++?
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do not use cygwin
cygwin will NOT be able to make MS Windows .dll's ( it dose use the "CygWin.dll " )

you CAN do that using Mingw / Msys

also visual studio ??? - let's just say i build 90%+ on windows using mingw and bloodshed's DevC++ the other 10% is in vis studio

and a word of advice
for MinGW DO NOT let the prebuilt gnuwin32 files auto install in 'c/program files'
that WILL cause all kinds of problems in the long run!!!

install to
and install as a std linux install
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:19 AM   #3
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but the thing is I'm working with windows
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