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Re: glib for cygwin
- To: <Chang_Shen at progressive dot com>
- Subject: Re: glib for cygwin
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 08:01:55 +1000
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- References: <85256A2B.firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please keep replies on the list.
I won't be posting a patch for glib. I suggest you look at Jong's web
----- Original Message -----
To: "Robert Collins" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 5:02 AM
Subject: Re: glib for cygwin
> Thanks, Please let me me know when you post the patch and points me to
> download place.
> image moved "Robert Collins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> to file: 04/11/2001 09:05 AM
> To: Chang Shen@Progressive, email@example.com
> Subject: Re: glib for cygwin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Chang_Shen@progressive.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 10:56 PM
> Subject: glib for cygwin
> > Hi, all,
> > I have tried to compile glib and so far have not been successful.
> Jong B. Lee
> > claimed he was be able to compile glib-1.2.8 with modification
> g_strsignal() to
> > const gchar* g_strsignal(), and const char* strsignal(). But I
> got error,
> > especially in gthread_posix.c, even with the newest beta version.
> > Wilson pointed me to mailing list
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gimpwin-dev/, I
> > searched there (I was unable to post question over there since my
> membership has
> > yet to be approved) and did not find satisfactory answer.
> > My question is: Does Cygwin support glib/gtk yet. Anyone has glib
> tar ball
> > which can be compiled?
> I believe Jong does.
> > If cygwin is a truly unix like api, other gnu code should be
> > cygwin without (major?) modification, right?
> Yes. Note that Unix is a very large platform. Not all unixes support
> features - thats why glib has 3 or 4 different module sub-libraries.
> multiple different threads libraries. So being able to compile gnu
> with little modification does not mean you can compile all code at
> > I am pretty new to cygwin. I only used cygnus (unix like shell )
> couple years
> > ago (1997?). So my question may seems like stupid.
> > Thanks
> > CS
> I've been able to compile glib 1.2.8 for over 8 months. I had serious
> problems with module support, which IIRC Jong claimed to have solved.
> Jong gave out this link http://my.dreamwiz.com/jbdoll/ for a download
> his patched glib. - with working modules.
> Thread support was broken (compile with --enable-threads=none) but I
> have it working here. I'm currently tidying up some code with
> pthread_key's before I submit a new patch to cygwin. I have glib here
> with working threads (but no modules as I haven't looked into Jong's
> patch :]).
> It's very important to use the cygwin pthreads, not win32 threads, if
> your application uses fork(). _DO NOT_ try glib compiled with cygwin
> with threads=win32.
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