[OpenSCAD] Compiling for Windows

buttim maurizio.butti at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 10:47:59 EDT 2016

Sorry, what I actually meant was "for Windows". I am trying the cross
compilation route too.
Still struggling with strange errors in compiling dependencies, namely glib.
The errors seems to be "m4_copy: won't overwrite defined macro: glib_DEFUN".
Still checking for trivial errors though.

tp3 wrote
> Von: buttim <

> maurizio.butti@

> >
>> Your report will be greatly appreciated! I had some luck in the past
>> trying
>> to rebuild under Windows but am not currently able to do it.
> That seems to be a different topic. What Jamie is doing is the same
> way the official Windows binaries are built.
> Those are created on a Linux system using the MXE build environment
> (See http://mxe.cc/).
> For "native" Windows compilation (meaning using Visual Studio and
> friends) there is currently no known solution as we don't have
> someone who works with that and could give a guideline.
> What I tried successfully is building in the MSYS2 environment which
> is basically a Unix environment layer on Windows. This is documented
> in the manual:
> https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/Building_on_Microsoft_Windows
> This at least works with the QtCreator as IDE. I don't know if that
> still works, but some people did use that procedure successfully in
> the past.
> ciao,
>   Torsten.
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