MinGW (Windows) cross-compilation of dbus/windbus

Havoc Pennington hp at pobox.com
Mon Nov 3 10:58:16 PST 2008


On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 12:46 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> (1) Is windbus the 'official' Win port?

Depending on what you mean ... we are willing to take a windows port
into the main dbus tree in theory, so windbus would not exist as a
separate project if all the patches for the port had been accepted
into the mainline. A number of them have been accepted. But there are
a number of issues that still need work (basically any diff between
mainline and windbus is an issue that needs work.)

Here is a big chunk of patch-in-progress as Colin mentions:

> (2) What are the plans for finally integrating windbus into main dbus
> code?

The patches need to be submitted, revised according to comments, and
then accepted. I don't think anyone is actively working on cataloging
the outstanding issues, reading up on all the old archive discussion,
and plowing through the list. Tor may have been the last person to
touch it.

> (3) Is a cross-compilation approach better for the Unix developers?

I don't know the answer to this.


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