[Liblas-devel] Building under MinGW on Windows

Howard Butler hobu.inc at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 13:01:30 EST 2010

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Somebody other than any existing libLAS developers is going to have to want it bad enough to get libLAS building and working on a MinGW environment.

On Dec 9, 2010, at 11:52 AM, Peder Axensten wrote:

> I'm working on an R wrapper to libLAS on the Mac. The idea, of course, is that the library should be usable also on Windows. My understanding is that R libraries need to be compiled with gcc and that the way to do this on Win is by using MinGW.
> So the conclusion is that there will never be a LibLAS implementation for R on Windows?
> As I understand it, MinGW implements a minimal *nix environment on Windows. Is there no other flag (other than WIN32) that might be used?

We try to be careful to use #ifdef _MSC_VER instead of #ifdef WIN32, but there still may be cases throughout the code.  Someone needs to try and see where things are at right now.

> Any other ideas?
> Alas, I have no Windows mashine...

Users of your R wrapper who want to play on windows are going to have to step forward to bring things in line.

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