[cairo] Building Cairo on Windows
ml3p at onghu.com
Wed Aug 22 09:01:29 PDT 2012
Just a bump since it's been a few days.. hope that someone is
successfully building Cairo on Windows under MinGW :)
23/8/2012 | 12:01 AM.
On 19/8/2012 8:05 PM, Mohit Sindhwani wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have spent quite a bit of time trying to get Cairo to build on
> Windows under MinGW (on Windows). There are a number of different
> guides in different places, and I may have ended up in a corner
> basically because of following different guides for different steps.
> My intent is to build the Cairo DLL, followed by Pango and then,
> maybe, on to Clutter.
> I've installed MinGW and MSYS and followed through a few guides, most
> notably, the guide for building Spatialite:
> This gave a good introduction to making sure that some of the
> dependencies for building under MinGW were met. In the libCairo
> section, it says that if we do "make" and "make install-strip", it
> should install both the static library and the DLL as well.
> I can't seem to find the DLL anywhere (maybe, I'm looking in the wrong
> * the PixMan DLL is in /usr/local/bin
> * there is a libcairo.a in /usr/local/lib - but I can't find the DLL
> any place
> Also, where would the .def files be created for linking against the DLL?
> I do understand that life would be easier if I just took the
> pre-compiled binaries from the Gtk+ project, but I want to (first) use
> Cairo in an Embarcadero RAD Studio application (C++ Builder) and
> building the DLL myself is also a first step towards wanting to use
> Cairo in a Windows CE application (if things have improved for Win32
> compatibility in the past couple of years, especially for using fonts).
> Best Regards,
> 19/8/2012 | 7:56 PM.
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