On 2015-03-10 18:05, jollie wrote:
On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:41:54 -0500, captaindet wrote:

thanks a lot, jollie, for the detailed description. i tried as advised,
the shell output was a bit different than in your example, i guess
because i installed the 32 bit version and your example was probably for

I have been using both 32 and 64 bit msys2.  For this example, I was using
i686(32bit).  If your machine is a 32bit machine use i686 or x86_64 for a
64bit machine. Once msys2 is installed, you can download 32bit or 64bit
mingw_w64 packages. In this example "C:\msys32\mingw32"

one question regarding 32 vs 64 bit MSYS2:
i am on 64bit win7, but for the time being i only use the dmd toolchain, i.e., 
i create 32bit executables using optlink. so i need the 32bit GTK3 to call into.

quite confusingly MSYS2 i686 (32bit) created a mingw32 and a mingw64 folder. so 
i was wondering if i could - or rather should - install MSYS2 x86_64 (64bit) 
after all and then be able to use the mingw32 folder for my 32bit D 
applications? would this be possible just by installing the one gtk3 package 
you mentioned (mingw-w64-i686-gtk3)?

the problem though is that my GTK application lost most icons and there
are tons of warning/critical messages (repeating every time i move the

Most likely, the adwaita theme was not installed. Try to download the icon
themes again.

This will say [installed] if theme is installed. Here I have both 32/64 bit.
$ pacman -Ss adwaita
mingw32/mingw-w64-i686-adwaita-icon-theme 3.15.1-1 (mingw-w64-i686-gnome) 
     GNOME icon theme (mingw-w64)
mingw64/mingw-w64-x86_64-adwaita-icon-theme 3.15.1-1 (mingw-w64-x86_64-gnome) 
     GNOME icon theme (mingw-w64)

If not type:
$ pacman -S mingw-w64-i686-adwaita-icon-theme mingw-w64-i686-hicolor-icon-theme

it works now! i figured that the original installation was incomplete because i 
had to set rules for a lot of program executions and internet accesses 
(firewall rules). some parts of the MSYS2 install script timed out too quick 
and therefor some packages were skipped. i just followed the instructions on 
http://sourceforge.net/p/msys2/wiki/MSYS2%20installation part III. updating 
packages - and everything is there now (icons, pixbuffer dependencies). so far 
it works better than 3.8 which produced a good deal of these CRITICAL 

also it is so much prettier ;)

thanks jollie for your help getting GTK3 via MSYS2 and mike for providing GtkD!!


ps: the mingw32 folder is >150MB (bin, etc, share only), the GTK3.8 folder was 
only ~50MB. gotta play with it a bit to see what i can leave out before 
distributing to other machines..

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