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Re: imagemagick support on W32

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: imagemagick support on W32
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 21:55:21 +0200

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 14:04, Christoph <address@hidden> wrote:

> I will answer Eli's question here. AFAIK, the libraries from ImageMagick's
> website are compiled with MSVC. I had read somewhere that MSVC/mingw
> libraries are mostly incompatible but figured I'd give it shot anyway, since
> my original problem was Emacs not finding the libraries during linking.

As said, they can sometimes be made to work together, but as soon as
they exchange filehandles, etc. you're out of luck.

> Now, I have tried compiling ImageMagick with mingw but that turned out to be
> a huge pita. I installed all necessary GnuWin32 libs, and even MSYS, and
> ./configure would fail with lots of problems still.

Don't use MSYS. That's short of a stripped down Cygwin, intended to
help compiling the MinGW tools.

> Sounds like I will have to sort that out after all and get some mingw dll's
> compiled first before going on.

Yes, likely. Good luck, and thanks for the effort.


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