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Old 02-10-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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I have a c program and its related libraries for Linux. But, I need a EXE file to run in windows.

please let me know how to compile the program for windows
 
Old 02-10-2010, 02:24 AM   #2
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Um, you want to port a program from Linux to Windows? This is is not easy. Can you tell us what the program is?

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Old 02-10-2010, 04:50 AM   #3
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Zap is a wireless throughput test tool which can be used to fully characterise the statistical performance of a wireless link.

http://zapwireless.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
 
Old 02-10-2010, 06:12 AM   #4
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I just had a look at the source. Given the "#ifdef WIN32"s sprinkled through the code it looks like it is supposed to compile on windows. I guess you'll just need to first install gcc and make.

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Old 02-10-2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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Moved to programming (not a Linux question)
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:08 AM   #6
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U mean, I have to install gcc & make on linux, if so, I already did it and have a binary file runs on linux.

Can U please be specific about porting a program from Linux to windows. I am new on porting programs
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:17 AM   #7
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Run "./configure --help". Can you produce a windows target? If it doesn't have a configure file, you will need to read the Makefile or code to see if you can produce win32 code.

Usually you need to use the MingGW or Cygwin's gcc compiler to produce Windows code. There are some libraries that exist in both windows and Linux. You may need to install them as well if needed.

Most importantly, read the README and INSTALL files carefully.
 
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I think evo meant that you have to set up a development environment on Windows. More generally, your devolopment environment needs to include the headers, libraries, etc. for Windows

eg. if your source code specifies "include stdio.h", then stdio.h needs to be a Windows version.

Disclaimer: I am not a programmer.
 
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