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[Demexp-dev] Newer clients under win32 platform

From: GISQUET Christophe
Subject: [Demexp-dev] Newer clients under win32 platform
Date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 18:01:27 +0200
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I've just tried to quickly reinstall a build environment suitable for demexp and managed to produce some installers, as usual available at

While 0.6.3 went as expected like a breeze, 0.7 versions were a total PITA, in particular for gettext support (yay for ocaml!): the number of dependencies is ludicrous. Which by the way does not work, but more on this later.

So we have:

0.6.3 which is alike the previous versions, except for the installer which has the demexp:// URI and desktop shortcut suggested on some page of the website.

0.7-dev which corresponds to some demexp--0.7-dev I saw on David's demexp page, and for which I forced my way through gettext by sed'ing away s_/f_/open Gettext. It works, albeit the i18n support is of course not getting in the way.

0.7-22778c97efe4 (an automatically generated tarball) is the real killer here: - building gettext requires an ocaml 3.09 version; I'll start a specific thread on that matter - the DemexpGettext module does let dir = None (equivalent to $prefix/share/locale ?) which I suspect won't work under windows - I couldn't understand how to simply build the .mo files from the makefile, and had to do a cd po; make -f ../Makefile (yay for the new perl dependency btw) - the binary stops (not a crash, gdb shows an exit code of 2 without crash) after the anonymous message box; it's probably not related to gettext, so I'll start yet another thread for it So, yes, it's probably a problem of the "if it hurts, don't do it (alone)" kind, but it has been quite frustrating.

I haven't included the GTK runtime as one can get it from:

The later one is preferred as I have better reasons to believe it has the glade2 runtime contrary to the former link.

I'm not attaching any change I had to do, because I tried to spend as little time as possible on this, and doing manual diffs for all changed files against an unpolluted tree is not something I consider quick enough for now.

I've registered to the -dev list, so you don't need to Cc: me. I however plan to withdraw my registration as soon the win32 build matters are settled.

Best regards,
Christophe GISQUET

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