[cairo] Questions about Cairo and Windows

Zoltán Turányi teknos at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 06:59:42 PDT 2010


> > I am using cairo on Windows (to create metafiles) and found only one
> gotcha
> > so far (that relates to metafiles specifically). A stock DLL should be OK
> > for most use.
> Have you filed a bug for that issue?

Yes, see http://lists.cairographics.org/archives/cairo/2010-July/020247.html

I am now working on a patch (essentially ready), but have little time now to
tidy it up for submission.

> > @Maarten: you said you cross-compile cairo for Windows from a Linux
> machine.
> > Do you also include windows.h from somewhere? (Right now I can
> > cross-compile, but not with win32 support.)
> All the necessary header come from mingw32. The basic recipe is:
> ./configure --host=i586-mingw32msvc --build=i686-linux && make && make
> install
> You might want to add a custom prefix and some pkg-config magic to get
> the dependencies right.

Hm, this seems embarassingly trivial, thanks.

> > Zoltan
> Maarten
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