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Re: [Bug-gnubg] New MS Windows development(test) build (1.05.000-dev1) -

From: Michael Petch
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] New MS Windows development(test) build (1.05.000-dev1) - Issues with XP
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:33:10 -0700
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On 2015-01-20 8:17 PM, Michael Petch wrote:
> Howdy all,
> I have completed the migration of the build environment for MS Windows
> to a more modern MSYS2/MinGW32 environment. Originally I was using a
> hacked environment based on MSYS/MinGW32 .

Some bad news. It seems that the developers of GLIB(and or GTK) have
forsaken Windows XP at the moment. You should be able to install it on
XP but the GUI version will exit with an error regarding IPHLPAPI.DLL
and a missing entry point. The CLI versions seems to be unaffected.

Something similar happened on Win98/ME/SE and GTK2. It is still possible
to build for XP with the old developer environment as I have been but
we'll be using older components(libraries/DLLs) and there will be no
random.org support.

More about the issue can be found here:

http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnu.mingw.cross-env/3733 and here

I am contemplating (unless GTK2/GLIB/MSYS2-Mingw put out an a fix)
building two versions of GNUbg 1.05 (one that supports XP+ and the other
Vista/Server 2008+). 1.05.000 would be the last official release with a
version that supports XP. All versions above 1.05.000 would require
newer versions of Windows (Server 2008/Vista and above) unless of course
a fix comes about that allows the new development environment to target
XP and above.

If someone really wanted a particular build of a future GNUbg (minus
some features that may not be available like www.random.org etc) I could
do such builds on request.

Michael Petch
GNU Backgammon Maintainer / Developer
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