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Re: [Help-source-highlight] QSource-Highlight 0.2

From: Matthias Pospiech
Subject: Re: [Help-source-highlight] QSource-Highlight 0.2
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:13:44 +0100
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Lorenzo Bettini schrieb:
Matthias Pospiech wrote:
Lorenzo Bettini schrieb:

actually they're both platform independent; it's true that they rely on a unix-like system for building, but in windows you have both cygwin and mingw/msys for that. Indeed there's a windows build of source-highlight that I did with mingw:

Actually I want to build it on my own. I need a mingw build compatible with the mingw Version of Qt 4.5 and a Visual Studio build for Version 2005, 2008 and soon 2010.

So what I really need is a solution to build the libary on windows on my own. What I do not understand in the first place is how I run the configure script without sh.

Hi Matthias

if you want to build it yourself then you also need a shell to run configure, and if you use mingw you'd need msys (which provides a shell and other tools); but to build source-highlight you also need the boost library for mingw.

Thus, if you haven't already setup such an environment mingw/msys it might take some time.

I was trying to set up a system with msys, but did not have success so far. However what bothers me most is the compilation with msvc. The only build step I could find is this one: which is really a way to fight around all problems of autoconf on non.unix platform issues and not a clean solution.

I wonder how difficult building of source-highlight really is. I think putting all cpp+h files in a qmake project costs me only a few minutes. Only the boost libary might be a problem since it does not build as a shared libary on mingw.


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