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Compiling for Windows

From:   Řystein Johansen
Date:   3 January 2002
Subject:   Re: gnu BG for win32

> I checked the newsgroups for any hints on how to port it to win32
> and i found a link to a compiled version of the software:
> the only problem with it was that i was unable to find the soure codes
> on the web site.

There is no changes to the source code in the windows port on my site.
There is no secret trick to make it compile under win32 either.
The things you need are these:

1. mingw compiler!
2. GTK+ for Windows (If you don't want the GUI you can leave this)
3. GNU Backgammon source code.
4. a config.h
5. a batch script. (Typically called build.bat or makeit.bat)
6. Optional packages for other thing you may want.

1. The mingw compiler can be found here: I use
   gcc-2.95.3. It's the latest snapshot there:

2. These can be found on Tor Linqvists site here:
   Get both runtimes and dev packages, but you don't need the source.
   You don't need GIMP either! So these are the ones you need:

3. ftp the latest snapshot here:

4. a config.h can be found here:

5. a batch file for building can be found here:
   (It is some mounths since I put the build.bat file on the site
   and I guess it needs some modification)

6. Want support for gdbm and database training? Want support guile?
   Want support for readline? Some themes maybe? Just ask me!

Simple instructions: Install MinGW. Install GTK+ packages. Modify
config.h to match your system. Modify the build.bat script.

> Thus my question: do you know where can i get the ported win32 source
> codes ?

The code I use is totally unmodified. Just get the latest snapshot.

> would you send me a link or an email address of the guy who
> did the porting?

That would be me: or

> and if not, could you offer me any help on how to do
> the porting myself?

I'll help you as much as I can.
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