Compiling under windows
Note: this page is not a tutorial, but it contains a few useful tips.
Git for windows
Can be obtained from here . It allows to retrieve the source code from the repository.
Getting the source code
- Method 1: use git (cf point above)
- Method 2: download and extract source tar balls
Generating project files
- CMake for windows can be obtained here .
- Running the CMake GUI, one has to specify the "Where is the source code" (select here the un-archived directory) and "Where to build the binaries" (set here any directory of your choice, outside the source tree, and in a dedicated directory for each library/project). You also have to pick a "Generator", whihc dpeend on you method of compilation, for instance "CodeBlocks - MinGW".
- Click on "configure", then "generate". For libraries with dependencies, you will have to set the path to other libraries, then rerun configure until it does not complain anymore.
- For programs, you may have to manually add the lines "MAN (BOOL) no" and "INFO (BOOL) no").
Open the project files
A project file should have been generated in the location you indicated. Opening this project file in your favorite IDE should work (tested with CodeBlocks 10.05  under Windows XP).