Re: MinGW and Wx

Wow -- I'm shocked by the size of executables compiled with MinGW!  If
that is the order of magnitude, even if including only the Wx libraries
of interest, I think i'll opt for another C++ compiler.  What are the
pros and cons of the free Borland versus Microsoft ones?

FYI -- I found a guide to VC++ 2005 and Wx development at
http://www.wxwidgets.org/wiki/index.php/Microsoft_Visual_CPP_Guide

I was able to compile the Wx sources -- at least it appeared to have
been done after a couple hours (I did the batch build of all debug,
release, ANSI, and Unicode libraries).  In reading the guide mentioned
above, however, I'm overwhelmed by the complexity of configuring VS to
use these libraries in a new project.  If you can do a tutorial, I think
I would prefer one that showed how the cl.exe command-line compiler can
be used in a batch file that sets environment variables appropriately
(similar to how I did the fruit basket program in C++/CLI).  I grasp the
development environment better this way than with steps that involve
going into various property sheets of an IDE or tinkering with its XML
configuration files.

Jamal
On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, jaffar wrote:

> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 00:38:50 +0800
> From: jaffar <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: MinGW and Wx
>
> Hi Jamal.  Well, As it is already getting late over here in Singapore, I'll
> write out a tutorial for you before i leave for work later in the morning.
> However, My advice is for you to try to compile with either borland or VC
> compilers instead because these produce smaller libraries and dlls, while
> GCC tends to compile larger DLLS and Lib files which could go to like 20 to
> 30 Mb.  I kid you not.  Just let me know your preference and I'll write out
> an appropiate tutorial.  Cheers!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:31 AM
> Subject: Re: MinGW and Wx
>
>
> > Hi Jaffar,
> > I'm not using Sygwin.  I think the MinGW version was 5.something -- it
> > was the latest, complete install from the MinGW web site (which connects
> > to SourceForge.net for the actual download).
> >
> > Jamal
> > On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, jaffar
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 00:20:11 +0800
> >> From: jaffar <jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Reply-To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Subject: Re: MinGW and Wx
> >>
> >> Hi Jamal.  Can you please tell me which version of MinGW you downloaded
> >> and
> >> are using?  I encountered some problems with the earlier gcc compilers,
> >> especially the v3.x ones.  Also,  Are you compiling purely in the MinGW
> >> environment using MSYS or are you Compiling with MinGW using CygWin?  I
> >> am
> >> asking because there are a few tweaks you need to make before you can
> >> successfully compile WX widgets in either scenarios.  Let me know and
> >> I'll
> >> do my best to help.  Cheers!
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> >> To: <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 9:49 PM
> >> Subject: MinGW and Wx
> >>
> >>
> >> > Could any C++ developers help me understand how to compile the latest
> >> > Wx
> >> > source from
> >> > http://WxWidgets.org
> >> > with the latest compiler from
> >> > http://MinGW.org
> >> >
> >> > I've followed all the instructions I could find on the web, but the Wx
> >> > libraries fail to compile.  I'm sure this is done regularly since they
> >> > are
> >> > both open source projects that C++ developers use together.
> >> >
> >> > Jamal
> >> >
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