[Libreoffice] MinGW cross-compilation: Runs!
kendy at suse.cz
Thu Sep 29 14:18:12 PDT 2011
Based on Tor's, Fridrich's, and others great work, I was able to get the
MinGW cross-compilation to state that it not only builds, but even
runs! :-) The good thing about all this is that with this, you do not
need a Windows machine at all to be able to produce LibreOffice Windows
executable. Even debugging can be done on Linux, using wine.
The full description is here:
- use the pre-build MinGW packages from OBS
[http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Build_Service], it will save you lots
- don't expect a nice installer, the result of build is just a tarball
containing the executable and libraries
- the resulting build works under wine
- you can use winedbg to debug that
You might have noticed that there is a tinderbox that builds the MinGW
builds regularly, and I am fixing the breakages when they are not fixed
by the committer for a long time ;-), so the code should not bitrot that
easily. I have also enabled uploading of the build results to
http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org , the first ones should appear there
shortly. Most probably they won't run out of the box, because they will
be missing the .dlls that come from the OBS MinGW project - but I'll
adapt scp2 to include them.
All in all - enjoy! :-) Would be great to see more people hacking on
this; it is an exciting new world, and lots of things can (and should)
be improved - see the TODO in the README.cross.
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