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RE: SDL Perl
- From: "John Morrison" <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- To: "Nicholas Wourms" <nwourms at yahoo dot com>,"Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb at nyckelpiga dot de>
- Cc: "Gerrit @ cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 19:15:15 +0100
- Subject: RE: SDL Perl
> Nicholas Wourms
> --- "Gerrit P. Haase" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > John schrieb:
> > > Have you ever tried to get the SDL_perl to compile? I can't figure
> > > it out but I'd love to run frozen-bubble under cygwin :)
> > I tried to get SDL compiled without -mno-cygwin which was a mess.
> > Is there a port available somewhere? Didn't tried the SDL_perl.
> I know what you mean. The @#$% author apparently felt that because we use
> cygwin, we automatically want -mno-cygwin! Why do they assume this?
> Isn't the point of cygwin to provide posix emulation, which -mno-cygwin
> defeats? Don't we have an XFree? I say yes to both, which seems to go
> right over the developers' heads. They get the idea that Cygwin==Mingw32,
> so obviously everything should be compiled with -mno-cygwin! So annoying,
> because you have to sift through all the ifdef's and configury files just
> to get it to compile as a Cygwin native. I wasted 3 whole days trying to
> get SDL to compile natively on Cygwin and to use Cygwin/XFree, but I have
> failed miserably. Too many OS-cenrtic vs. few feature-centric #ifdef's!
> What a headache, my sympathies to you Gerrit.
Would it be worth contacting the author?
> Sorry, I had to vent my frustration there... :-)
Oh - don't worry about that! Vent away!
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