Sven Neumann wrote:
Lance Dockins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
I compiled GIMP 2.3.4 from tarball the other day and I've noticed a
1) The last 2 times I've compiled GIMP, I've found my installation
missing some key libraries at the end of the build. Is this
normal? (Missing libraries differed each time) To fix it I
pulled libraries from my stable GIMP 2.2 installation and that
seems to work but some odd things occur in the build that I
wouldn't expect - even of a development release.
You did what??? There is really no point in doing such things unless
you know very well what you are doing. If you have problems to compile
That's what I was doing with my former e-mail. I was advised to
take the missing DLL's from my stable GIMP 2.2 to fill the gap for the
missing DLL's in my fresh compilation of GIMP 2.3. If you're wondering
where I got the advice, I got it from another Windows user who was
compiling GIMP 2.3.3 on GUG. Honestly, I've been able to compile GIMP
twice now, but both times I've wound up short a handful of DLL's in my
bin folder. Since I don't know what DLL's I should have at the end of
compile time, I just guessed and brought over all the missing DLL's as
compared with my GIMP 2.2 build.
I was asking more generic questions because I was looking for more
generic answers. I just wanted to know if missing DLL's was a normal
scenario in Win32 environments. Since you clearly know that it's not,
you've jumped ahead of me to asking which DLL's were missing. Since I
don't know (I didn't write them all down) I'll have to tell you next
time I compile. Instead, I offered all the information I had. As far
as your "crystal ball" comment, I'd say that was a bit uncalled for.
You could have just as easily asked for more information without being
biting and sarcastic. You, Sven, of all people should know that flipant
biting sarcasm is a great way to discourage people from taking up GIMP
or otherwise contributing to it.
What if someone considering the possibility of contributing to GIMP read
that post? They probably would think twice at that point for fear of
being publicly humiliated for asking a question. Don't get me wrong, I
greatly respect your contributions to GIMP and I'm sure it's frustrating
answering all of these types of questions. In fact, I know so. My
greatest strength is customer service, sales, and otherwise dealing with
people so I know how difficult it can be. Let me just put it this way.
The ONLY reason people are using or contributing to GIMP is because they
have problems. Specifically, they have a need for an image design
program that's both powerful and inexpensive and GIMP meets that need.
I'm having COMPILE problems WITH GIMP. There's really no difference.
People use software, ask questions, etc because they have problems. How
you handle those problems WILL determine the success of the project -
particularly if you have such an influential position with the project.
And if you ask, please describe your problems in detail. I
have left my crystal ball at home today so I really can't figure out
what "some missing key libraries at the end of the build" are.
At this point, I'd like a little help or direction about compiling GIMP
in a Win32 environment with MinGW, MSys, and ActivePerl. For that
matter, I'd like to be able to compile from CVS so I need to know how to
get my MSys/MinGW setup to recognize the other software requirements
(autoconf, libtool, automake, etc.) If anyone can assist with that, I'd
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