[Mesa-dev] [EXTERNAL] Cross-compile from Linux to Windows

Federico Dossena info at fdossena.com
Mon Nov 9 15:33:58 UTC 2020

Thank you for your reply.

That's where I got stuck on Windows, I can't get it to find LLVM.

I built LLVM without problems for both x86 and x86_64 in 2 separate 
folders, but when I try to build mesa, even with --cmake-prefix-path, it 
doesn't find it, it always say "Neither a subproject directory nor a 
llvm.wrap file was found".

I tried moving my LLVM files in the subprojects/llvm folder and that 
didn't fix it, I don't know what to do.

Any suggestion?

On 2020-11-09 16:06, Jesse Natalie wrote:
> Have you tried using Meson on Windows, instead of cross-compiling? If you run it from a Visual Studio command prompt, it should just work out of the box, at least for x86. I believe you'll need to use a cross file for amd64, but the only thing you'd need to specify is the host architecture.
> Though I guess if you're building LLVMPipe you'll need to point it to LLVM. In my experience, adding "--cmake-prefix-path" to the Meson command line should work well.
> -Jesse
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mesa-dev <mesa-dev-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org> On Behalf Of Federico Dossena
> Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:14 AM
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> Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Mesa-dev] Cross-compile from Linux to Windows
> I'm sorry to bother you in the dev list but it seems to be the only one with activity so it seems like the best place to ask.
> I maintain some Mesa builds for Windows. These are builds of libgl-gdi with llvmpipe, for both x86 and x86_64; in other words, they're opengl32.dll files that users can drop into their game/application to have software rendering for OpenGL as a workaround for broken drivers or as a fallback for older systems.
> I've always used scons on Windows and msvc as a compiler to make these builds, but now that scons is being deprecated I've been trying to use meson and ninja to cross-compile from Linux (amd64) to Windows (both x86 and x86_64) without much success. I can get regular Linux builds without issues though.
> I tried reading the Mesa documentation on cross-compiling but it's very minimal and it's partially obsolete so I thought it would be best to ask you directly: how do I make these builds? Explain like I'm 5, basically.
> Thanks,
> Federico
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