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compiling an open source program

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by coolcurrent, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. coolcurrent

    coolcurrent Newbie

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    i need to compile this project hxxps://github[.]com/brianb/mdbtools for windows, i am new to c++, so don't know much about how this should be done. i already downloaded an open source ide (devc++), but i dont know how to compile this, can some one help?
     
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    You are not going to make that work on Windows. There is no build target for it in the makefile and with no experience you won't be able to port it yourself. It also has dependecies that I am going to guess you don't know how to link under win32.
     
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    can you please give me guide/reerences, i have experience in other languages, i should try.
    first how do i import the sources in devc++
    how do i get the dependecies, i have vc++ and devc++ installed
     
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    I have no clue on devc++, I have never used it. MinGW is pretty close to the gcc build evnironment, so I would start there. Check the makefile or the readme for the libs you will need, you will have to download them yourself and compile windows versions to link against. After that you will need to modify the makefile so mingw-make can find all the compiled libs and link against them.