[osgeo4w-dev] Compile Help

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Thu Aug 13 15:03:56 EDT 2009

Hi David,

On Thu, 13. Aug 2009 at 14:28:54 -0400, Sampson, David wrote:
> A better question to start off is HOW should we compile programs to distrubte
> with OSGEO4W..

> Can we just do it through a stock version of MSYS/MINGW or should we compile
> within OSGEO4W?  What about CYGWIN?

Although I didn't do a survey, I think most of the software in OSGeo4W is
compiled with various versions of Microsoft Visual C++.   E.g. GDAL, proj4,
GEOS, python and Qt & QGIS.  The last two with Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition.

GRASS is compiled with MinGW and the osgeo4w installer with cygwin.

The build processes on Windows are often more involved that simply running
configure && make install and differ from package to package.


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