>>>> Jerry James <james(a)xemacs.org> writes:
Jerry> Giflib does have Windows support, so I hope this will be a less
Jerry> painful experience for you.
I tried a native build but I didn't follow quite the procedure you
might have wanted me to do I think. When I downloaded giflib I saw
that it wanted to be "configured". I ruled that out since I didn't
wanted to get any cygwin dependencies. (But maybe GnuWin32-tools can
be used instead to get a native build!? See below.)
Going for the native build I instead wanted to find a prebuilt package
so that I didn't have to struggle with building giflib as
well. Luckily there is such a package in the GnuWin32-kit. So I ended
up with giflib in Program\GnuWin32 and the other libs in src from our
After some editing of custom.inc it builds and runs. So what is the
conclusion? I guess if giflib is included in the library package we
supply, so that it is unpacked with the rest in src, the is quite
I haven't checked GnuWin32-kit for the other libs, but if they are
there, what about using that instead for our own packaging?
I did get a dependency to giflib4.dll that irritates a little. That
dll needs to be handled in an install.
Note: The build was performed with the tools from VS 2005.
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