compiling Windows code with g++ on Linux using msvcrt - good idea? if so, how do you do it?
foobarbaz99 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 11 14:13:51 CST 2008
Thanks for your answer.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to use wineg++ for a variety of political reasons.
Is there anyway, even if it involves some non-standard hacking, to get the Windows functions defined in <wine_install_dir>/include/wine/windows to be compiled in a library that I can directly link to with g++ without using wineg++?
I mean, wine is all c code right? And it's compiled with the g++ on my system?
Has no one ever wanted to do this before?
> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:32:53 +0100
> From: thunderbird2k at gmx.net
> Subject: Re: compiling Windows code with g++ on Linux using msvcrt - good idea? if so, how do you do it?
> To: foobarbaz99 at hotmail.com; wine-devel at winehq.org
> > Hi,
> > I have a huge amount of Windows code that I'm porting to Linux.
> > Wine is turning out to be a read godsend, thank you guys!
> > Anyway, I've had tons of luck including the directory
> > <wine_dir>/include/wine/windows in my include path. All my Windows types are there and
> > everything is wonderful. I've even been able to link against the libraries by
> > renaming, for example, foo.dll.so to libfoo.so and using -lfoo on the g++
> > command line.
> > I actually haven't got all my functions defined so I don't know if this
> > will actually run yet because the link isn't complete yet.
> > My first question is whether this will work. Will all my Windows functions
> > with function declarations defined in the windows directory and code
> > compiled into foo.dll.so actually run?
> > Second, I see that some of the functions I want to use are actually
> > defined by headers in the msvcrt directory. However, this directory contains tons
> > of header files that my system (and gcc) also have under /usr/include and
> > gcc's own directories. I understand that msvcrt is Windows lib c, but I
> > wonder how I'm supposed to use it with gcc to compile? I've tried -nostdinc to
> > gcc, but the number of errors I get is enormous.
> > It's not the end of the world if I can't use Wine's msvcrt, but if I could
> > use it, it would define dozens more functions on which my program relies,
> > or if its use was mandatory in order to get the functions implemented in
> > foo.dll.so to work, then obviously I wonder how I'm supposed to compile my
> > Windows code with Wine to make everything work?
> > I'm sorry if this is a dumb question. I can't find a way to search the
> > wine-devel mailing list other than with google and I can't find anything on
> > there or other docs that answer this question, which I'm sure has been asked
> > a million times and has a simple answer.
> > Thank you thank you,
> > Jeff
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> Just compiling your program using g++ won't work as Wine needs to perform a lot of magic. For that reason Wine ships with its own gcc/g++ wrapper programs called winegcc/wineg++ both are mingw compatible. You should build your program using that and it won't have issues linking with wine libraries and it also allows you to link against linux libraries.
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