[HarfBuzz] building harfbuzz with MinGW

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Wed Feb 5 16:50:11 CET 2014

On 14-02-05 02:37 AM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
>>> since the introduction of gtk-doc support it's no longer easy to
>>> compile harfbuzz from the git under MinGW.  Any idea to make this
>>> work again?  Ideally, `autogen.sh' should emit a warning if
>>> gtkdocize can't be found, not abort, then disable the creation of
>>> documentation.
>> It's not quite easy.
>> Here's what I do: run:
>>   NOCONFIGURE=1 ./autogen
>> using the normal (not cross-compiling toolchain),
> Ha!  I'm doing all the work on a real Win7 box, so this option doesn't
> work.

Ah, why would you inflict such pain on yourself?

>  Note that I can still build a tarball on my GNU/Linux box, then
> transferring it to the Win7 box, but this is tedious...

Right.  So, Cygwin is not an option?  I've been using it happily for over ten


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