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Hi All.

Has anybody managed to compile the
SDL group of libraries (or any :wink: to
be a native cygwin application (ie,
don’t use -mno-cygwin)? So it acts as
if it were running on a native linux
box? Cygwin now has an X server
(XFree86 itself) so it would be great
if we could do this.

Many thanks,

J.

One small problem… Cygwin is dog slow.On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 07:40:38PM +0100, John Morrison wrote:

Has anybody managed to compile the
SDL group of libraries (or any :wink: to
be a native cygwin application (ie,
don’t use -mno-cygwin)? So it acts as
if it were running on a native linux
box? Cygwin now has an X server
(XFree86 itself) so it would be great
if we could do this.


Joseph Carter I swallowed your goldfish

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    mm. papa john’s.
    hopefully they send the cute delivery driver
    they dont have that here.
    <Dr_Stein> why? you gonna eat the driver instead?

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That may be your experience, todate it hasn’t been
mine. However, I can’t get SDL to compile as a
native cygwin app so I don’t feel able to comment.

I’m not asking for any functionality to be
removed, just make it possible to compile SDL
under cygwin as if it were a native, linux, OS.

I wouldn’t have thought it was that much effort.
If something works in a native linux OS which
doesn’t under Cygwin I’m sure folk’s will fix it.

J.On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Joseph Carter wrote:

On Mon, Jul 22, 2002 at 07:40:38PM +0100, John Morrison wrote:

Has anybody managed to compile the
SDL group of libraries (or any :wink: to
be a native cygwin application (ie,
don’t use -mno-cygwin)? So it acts as
if it were running on a native linux
box? Cygwin now has an X server
(XFree86 itself) so it would be great
if we could do this.

One small problem… Cygwin is dog slow.

That may be your experience, todate it hasn’t been
mine. However, I can’t get SDL to compile as a
native cygwin app so I don’t feel able to comment.

I’m not asking for any functionality to be
removed, just make it possible to compile SDL
under cygwin as if it were a native, linux, OS.

Go for it. It works for me, using the instructions here:
http://www.libsdl.org/extras/win32/cygwin/README.txt

If it doesn’t work for you, go ahead and submit updates.

See ya,
-Sam Lantinga, Software Engineer, Blizzard Entertainment

On Behalf Of Sam Lantinga

Go for it. It works for me, using the instructions here:
http://www.libsdl.org/extras/win32/cygwin/README.txt

If it doesn’t work for you, go ahead and submit updates.

Thanks for a more constructive reply. Following the
instructions I can get SDL to compile (I never did say
I couldn’t). However, it is just using cygwin, gcc and
mingw to compile a win32 native application (hense the
lines containing the -mno-cygwin switch). Not a cygwin
native application.

I wanted to know if anyone had compiled it as a native
cygwin app. From the lack of responses, I take it as a
no.

I’ll try and find time to add this functionality, but
most of my time is devoted to apache tasks.

Thanks again,

J.

I got it once compiling and running,
wasn’t easy though (lot if libtool
hacking IIRC). So its possible :slight_smile:

StephanAm Montag 22 Juli 2002 20:40 schrieb John Morrison:

Hi All.

Has anybody managed to compile the
SDL group of libraries (or any :wink: to
be a native cygwin application (ie,
don’t use -mno-cygwin)?


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Hi All.

Has anybody managed to compile the
SDL group of libraries (or any :wink: to
be a native cygwin application (ie,
don’t use -mno-cygwin)?

I got it once compiling and running,

At least it’s possible.

wasn’t easy though (lot if libtool
hacking IIRC). So its possible :slight_smile:

Would it be possible for me to ask
questions if I get stuck?

Thanks,

J.

PS, at the risk of being cheeky, was there
a good reason for not patching the source
to work this way once you got it running?On Wed, 24 Jul 2002, Stephan Goetter wrote:

Am Montag 22 Juli 2002 20:40 schrieb John Morrison: