How does Pidgin and GTK work on Windows

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at
Tue Jul 1 18:40:10 EDT 2008

* Billy Schoenberg <wasbridge at> wrote:


> I have written my own app based on GTK (Open Dialect 
> and I am having a ton of trouble 
> with getting my app to find GTK on windows (it works sometimes, 
> sometimes it doesn't).  

Library managemant on win32 is a nightmare, package management
actually non-existing. So you probably want to do static linking.

You binary is getting too big then ? Well, that's completely
common on win32 - users are usally have fat machines for tiny
things in that world (often for exactly that reason) ;-P

Another way could be using a GNU subsystem (eg cygwin) or 
colinux instead.

 Enrico Weigelt, metux IT service --

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