can't build wxwidgets

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can't build wxwidgets

Post by carnykur » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:37 am

i'm on win xp. i downloaded mingw 3+, wxwidgets, followed the instructions in install.txt. make did not encountered errors (as far as i can guess) and it generated lots of object files but no dll. i suppose it should...

i tryed these commandlines:

>mingw32-make -f makefile.gcc BUILD=debug
>mingw32-make -f makefile.gcc BUILD=release MONOLITHIC=1 SHARED=0

did i missunderstood something?

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Re: can't build wxwidgets

Post by tiwag » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:57 am

if you want a dll ( = shared )


mingw32-make -f makefile.gcc BUILD=release MONOLITHIC=1 UNICODE=0 SHARED=1 VENDOR=wx263

this will produce an ANSI release build with import lib and dll of the names

the vendor isn't necessary to build, but it helps you to differentiate between several wxWidgets sub-releases,
otherwise all dll's from wx2.6.x would have the same name and aren't binary compatible in the most cases (from my experience)

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Post by T-Rex » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:39 am

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Post by dsilvia » Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:58 am

Try using DialogBlocks. It builds for any compiler that wxWidgets can be built with (reliably and without any tweaking.)

Also, there are demos/tutorials at wxMS_developers that help with building wxWidgets on Windows platforms.

BTW, the latest compiler for Visual Studio C++ is free, you know.


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