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Re: [Pan-devel] Re: Building PAN on Windows

From: DPA
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] Re: Building PAN on Windows
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 15:20:44 -0500

Well I wish I could say that I was successful but I have been unable to
compile libxml2...  I walked away from it for a few days out of
frustration but I will pick it back up sometime this weekend.

If my hack results in the behavior you describe I will dig into it and
see if I can produce a patch to resolve it, but I hope I don't have to
try!  My unused Comp Sci education is 10 years old so any patch I make
could be very ugly ;-)

As for running it on Windows I run it on my primary machine under linux,
but I would like to get a Windows version working for a friend who wants
a good client but the non-CVS version hangs for him when he visits many
of the larger binary groups.  Right now he is running Agent but he would
like to use PAN and this is an interesting Challenge for me.  If I do
manage to get it done and if Charles doesn't mind I will host the
installer somewhere for people to download if they want to test the CVS
version on Windows.

Duncan wrote:
> DPA posted <address@hidden>, excerpted
> on Wed, 08 Feb 2006 23:36:57 -0500:
>> I added #include <shellapi.h> to util.c which seems to be the Header 
>> file for the ShellExecute Function but that resulted in a number of 
>> other errors so I commented out the #ifndef that called
>> According to Microsoft this is used to launch a window with the
>> size.  I guess that removing this broke the ability to launch a link 
>> from within Pan?
> I normally prefer to stay as far away from MSWormOS as I can get, so
> this isn't an informed opinion, but don't overlook the possibility
> this may also kill your ability to reply, if the reply window can't be
> launched.
> I /think/ however, that if nothing else is breaking as a result of
> removing that, that it means those definitions/functions weren't
> or were already defined elsewhere, so if you get it to compile without
> them, you did the right thing.  The above is just in case you get a
> successfully compiled PAN that runs, but it crashes every time you try
> open a new window, as for preferences, or for a reply, or whatever.
> You'll know one possible reason why.
> Anyway... despite my revulsion for proprietary-/slavery-ware, and
> in particular, I /do/ have a grudging respect for those willing and
> to go thru all the trouble of getting PAN to compile and run on the
> platform.  I'm not sure I'd be so motivated, and in fact somewhat sure
> /not/ be so motivated, so yes, I definitely have respect for those
> are, and for their skill if they can do it successfully, regardless of
> revulsion for the platform they are choosing to continue to run on,
and my
> opinion of the implications for freedom I believe the platform

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