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Re: Outdated win32 bundle




Il Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:04:43 +0100 Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi@xxxxxxxxx> scrisse:

> > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=658126#c25
> >
> > I also have an installer with Lua bindings (based on gi) that
> > seems to work, at least on wine. The approach is far from straight
> > but I was honestly expecting much more feedback though.
> 
> Sadly, it's a niche of a niche.
> 
> Since you have commits on a GitHub branch, care to attach them to
> Bugzilla, so at least they don't get lost and somebody can review
> them? That would already help.

Ok, done.

> Using Wine to cross-compile is not a huge stretch;
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=696773 is a bug about using
> qemu to cross-compile on ARM. I guess we could find a way to make it
> easier to spawn an environment that builds the introspection data, and
> solve both issues.

Yes, I gathered from Bugzilla all the info I found before
starting, also because I did not want to start in the first place.
In the bug I attached a patch to use an external launcher via
enviornmental variables, similar to what done for ARM with qemu.
The tricky part is to get a wine wrapper that is *not*
interactive... something not obvious but possible:

https://github.com/ntd/aur-fedora-mingw/blob/master/afm-mingw-w64-gobject-introspection/winewrapper

If relevant I can attach to the bug report that wrapper too.

> There are other issues about portability, though, especially related
> to per-platform constants and functions; the introspection scanner
> will currently drop re-defined symbols — see bug:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=696935

Cross-building from Linux makes use of / as directory separator,
so I did not meet that problem. In my first (failed) attempt to
build everything for the host I had directory separator problems
though, as witnessed by some of the patches I submitted.

> > AFAIK Fedora already has something similar for their fedora-mingw
> > port. Are you aware of that or am I missing something?
> 
> I'm well aware of the Fedora packages — I use them myself when I need
> to test cross-compilation of other projects. What I'm asking is
> creating a CI environment with them that picks up changes from the Git
> repository and builds GTK with the Windows backend enabled.

Ah ok, I assumed Fedora was already owning such build system.

Ciao.
-- 
Nicola
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