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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Successful compilation on MinGW/MSYS

From: Tom Rondeau
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Successful compilation on MinGW/MSYS
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 10:08:56 -0500

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Balint Seeber <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I’ve been using GR on Linux for some time, and thought I’d compare its
> performance on ‘that other’ OS.
> A few weeks ago I checked out the latest from the repo and managed to
> compile all that could be compiled on Windows (7, 64-bit) using the latest
> 32-bit release of MinGW/MSYS and its bundled packages. The unbuilt
> components are those that explicitly require a different platform/build
> environment (i.e. USRP2, gcell & related). Qt, wx, GTK and GL GUI
> apps/components all work too (including GRC).
> The existing guide on the GR wiki
> (http://gnuradio.org/redmine/wiki/gnuradio/MingwInstallMain) was an
> excellent starting point, however additional source modification and
> configuration was necessary (e.g. creation of PkgConfig files).
> Some simple tests with a USRP I indicated everything works well and performs
> similarly to a Linux build – as you would expect! Linux still feels slightly
> snappier though (WOW64?). There is also that issue where you have to
> re-connect the USRP after the firmware has been programmed.
> I’m wondering how many people actually use GR under Windows? (I’m guessing
> it’s a minority!)
> If it’s helpful to anyone, I can package up my build notes, .pc files and
> patches, and put them online.
> Thanks for keeping GR (almost entirely) cross-platform!
> Balint

Good work! There have been a few people recently who have been having
trouble getting GNU Radio built under Windows. If you would, please
update the Wiki (u: guest p: gnuradio) with your additional steps so
that we can get that working again.


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