[postgis-devel] Win32 Adventures

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Tue Feb 28 04:58:05 PST 2012

On 27/02/12 16:37, Paul Ramsey wrote:

> I think personally a better idea based upon your email would be for
> OSGEO to host a set of pre-built Windows DLLs and library headers so
> that people can quickly grab a tarball/zip file to get involved with
> development. It should be fairly easy to build everything consistently
> on mingw, and then everything would "just work".
> I agree, and was planning to upload my binary bundle of stuff, but if
> there is a working pure mingw build perhaps that would be a better
> thing to upload, assuming everything dynamically links and so on (it
> feels like mingw is often biasing towards statically linking things,
> or not creating DLLs at all, at least that's what I've been
> experiencing, having to hand-create DLLs with a2dll after build).
> Anyways, yes, a downloadable SDK would help everyone a great deal, I
> imagine, and I'm sure we can put it on osgeo download site if we have
> one.

Indeed. I was wondering if it would be possible to create a repository 
so that mingw-get could be used similar as to how you did in order to 
make the procedure as seamless as possible... that will need a bit more 
investigation though.



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