Building inkscape for Windows using mingw under wine

Dan Kegel dank at
Fri Aug 7 02:40:23 CDT 2009

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Dan Kegel<dank at> wrote:
> shows
> that wine is very nearly in good enough shape
> to run the fetch-all-the-libs-and-sources script
> with cygwin, and run the inkscape win32 build system,
> and pop out a working inkscape.exe.  We're just
> one little leak away from full success, I think.

ulimit -n 10000 was a fine workaround.

The inkscape build too prints out the time to build.
Results for both windows and wine were:
      system 1   system 2
os    vista 64   jaunty 64
cpu   e8400      q9300
freq  3GHz       2.5GHz
cores 2          4
ram   1GB        4GB
time  39m 1s     46m 29s

Wine was 19% slower, which is about what you might expect given
the difference in core frequency and if only one core was
being exercised (which is probably the case).
(Note that the vista box had no antivirus utility installed;
times would be slower on vista if it had one, I bet.)

I'll repeat the measurements on the e8400 system
with linux and wine tomorrow for an apples-to-apples

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