Native win32 port of libX11 using MinGW - help pls
guinan at bluebutton.com
Fri Mar 14 06:43:36 PDT 2008
On Fri, 14 Mar 2008, Jeetu Golani wrote:
> Thanks for responding back....am at a hairs end trying to figure this out
> >>Do you know
> Anders from what I understand this is a java X-server.....what i need
> is the client library. I'd also not prefer Java nor Cygwin for that
> matter because of speed. I'd like native code and I know it's been
> done before - probably in Release 6.9.0.
> >>Have you checked out Xming?
> >> http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming
> Jamie - yes, again this is an Xserver.....i don't think it has Xlib
> which is required only by clients from what i understand.....also the
> maintained of this project used to be Alexander Gottwald who in the
> end of 2004 has mentioned that he's added mingw support to
> libX11.....its just that I can't seem to find it.....it probably got
> taken off during the autoconf migration later or something like that.
Yeah, I kinda realized after I replied, that you want to build mingw32
clients, not just run a server.
The current maintainer  has some info here,
and patches here,
I don't see any patches for "desktop" type apps there (widget sets),
but maybe some of the patches will be helpful to you.
 See the "Support" section at the bottom of the page, he says
he has limited time for email support, and I totally understand
that. But you might want to check out his posts to this list,
> As I said earlier.....I've made a test Xclient and tried compiling the
> C source files and statically linking the object files to it. The code
> works....however it doesn't function perfectly - will work on some
> xservers and won't on others.....I'm guessing all of that is because I
> do have any defines put in (the execution code path isn't
> optimal)........but this proves that the code itself runs under
> win32....just got to figure out the build environment.
> Would appreciate any pointers.
> Bye for now
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 2:27 AM, Jamie Guinan <guinan at bluebutton.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Jeetu Golani wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > >
> > > I've been trying to port libX11 to win32 since I'd like to have
> > > xclients running natively under windows. I'd prefer not using Cygwin
> > > and to have this native.
> > Have you checked out Xming?
> > http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming
> > Regards,
> > -Jamie
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