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Build Guile 1.8 with CMake
Build Guile 1.8 with CMake
Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:30:29 +0800
I'd like to introduce my guile cmake build scripts to you:
Its final target is to provide an MSVC-version guile, which is basic work of
At present, you can use my cmake scripts to build guile 1.8 in ubuntu 20.04 and
In the future, I will continue to explore the way of providing well-running
version guile 1.8 in Windows.
TeXmacs is an useful scientific editing platform, which depends on Guile 1.8
I'm a heavy user of TeXmacs and almost use it everyday.
When the error occurs in TeXmacs, it's a terrible user experience.
Thus, I want to debug TeXmacs and custom it. Unfortunately, building a debug
is not easy, especially my work heavily depends on Windows System.
There are many mingw version guiles in GitHub(search with keywords: guile
My work bases on mingw-w64-guile1.8, which is used by Windows-version TeXmacs
and use the mirror of guile
Current code host in:
and others for test
Main difficulty: How to generate config.h?
I use a stupid but useful way, write all check cases one by one.
I think this maybe helpful for other projects when writing cmake script.
Another difficulty: How to generate xxx.x (e.g. alist.x)
In original code, it used a generated sh script named guile-snarf.
I write a python script with the same function to finish this work.
Notice that, I also write cmd scripts and sh scripts for the same work.
But finally, I choose python-version scripts as my default scripts.
My development IDE is CLion 2020.2 with its bundled cmake.
In ubuntu 20.04
Guile is built successfully and all examples run well.
All tests run successfully except document-related test.
I build the latest TeXmacs successfully and it runs well with both static and
dynamic Guile library.
In windows 10 Version 10.0.19041 Build 19041, msys2/mingw64 (CLion check: w64
Guile is built successfully, but crashes.
The main problem is the lengths of long and pointers differ.
In windows 10 Version 10.0.19041 Build 19041, msys2/mingw32 (CLion check: w64
Guile is built successfully and run well.
Howerver, some examples run crash. (e.g. box-dynamic)
When I built the latest TeXmacs, I met the problem: sys/socket.h: No such file
In windows 10 Version 10.0.19041 Build 19041, MSVC
Guile is compiled fail for no MSVC gmp library.
We should firstly compile the MSVC-version gmp. I find that,
Conclusion and Future work
This is just the first step to build MSVC-version guile(and MSVC-version
Now we can use cmake to build guile, it is convenient to debug in CLion.
(Although CLion supports Makefile in 2020.2).
Next work is to write cmake scripts for gmp and provide a well-running version
guile in Windows.