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Re: [ft] Unable to build Freetype2 to .dll

From: suzuki toshiya
Subject: Re: [ft] Unable to build Freetype2 to .dll
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 10:53:12 +0900
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20100228)

This is not a newsgroup. This is a mail list.

Saying "I did" is not good idea to describe the
trouble in most cases, because such statement
does not give any information how the system
worked for your instruction. The screenshot or
log of the executed is better.

Now I have no access with Windows 8.1 x64 edition,
but I could build DLL on Windows Vista 32-bit for
MinGW. I don't think INSTALL.GNU says as if DLL
could not be built by MinGW.

You should check the first "make" invocation made
appropriate configuration (as INSTALL.GNU shows
the example). If it is not, or, if it is OK but
some error occurs during the building process,
I recommend to install more MinGW tools (bash and
other shell tools to work aslike Unix) and try
conventional building "./configure && make".
In my experience, when cygwin, mingw, msys are
mixed (or inappropriately installed), sometimes
the system detection by "make" command does not
work well.

Caine Volfram wrote:
> I downloaded the Freetype 2.5.3 source, installed GNU Make, and 
> installed the MinGW compiler platform on a system running Windows 8.1 
> x64, extracted the Freetype source archive to a directory, manually 
> configured my PATH variable to be able to run both Make and MinGW from 
> the command line, and executed the "make" command twice from the 
> extracted source folder.(once to configure the platform, once to 
> actually execute the Make, as per the instructions)
> I read INSTALL.GNU after posting the help request. As far as I was able 
> to tell from it, there is no support for building the Freetype library 
> to .dll using GNU Make with the MinGW compiler. I ended up writing a 
> .bat file which produces a .dll and .lib file using the .o files output 
> during a standard "Make all."
> Honestly didn't expect to get a response from this newsgroup.
> On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 9:18 PM, suzuki toshiya 
> <address@hidden <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     I cannot understand what you did, from your post.
>     Have you red INSTALL.GNU?
>     Caine Volfram wrote:
>     >  From the "Contact" page on the Freetype website:
>     >
>      > If you are looking for support, start in this list *if you
>     haven't found
>      > anything in the documentation which helps you*.
>     >
>     >  I am able to run GNU Make in the root source directory, which
>     populates the
>     >  objs directory with several output files, but I have not managed
>     to find
>     >  any library outputs.
>     >
>     >  How do I build Freetype2 to a Windows .dll file using GNUMake and
>     the MinGW
>     >  compiler system?
>     >
>     >
>     >
>      >
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