How does Pidgin and GTK work on Windows

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Tue Jun 17 15:13:52 EDT 2008

2008/6/17 Billy Schoenberg <wasbridge at>:
> I have used Pidgin for the past couple of years, and I finally started doing
> my own development work with GTK.  I have a question for you all, how is it
> that you get Pidgin to find the GTK runtime on windows.  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).   What is your secret? If you need more
> info do not be afraid to ask, I am sorry to bother you all, but I know your
> stuff works great, and I have kind of run out of places to turn.

We use a launcher executable that takes care of figuring out where
GTK+ is and fixing the path before it loads a dll containing all of
the GTK+ dependant stuff.


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