Hi Lance,

On 9/28/05, Lance Dockins <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 1) Is there a way to get python to work on Windows AND is it even
> necessary to build GIMP?

Yes, I'm sure Python does build on win, but I've not tried. Some gimp
plugins use it, so you probably need to spend some time experimenting
(unless google turns up a handy howto).

> 2) Where do I install/unzip the all the auto tools?  Should I just unzip
> them to a location in MinGW and use the export command to include those
> directories?  I'm assuming that I don't need a special Win32 build of
> these tools so I've just downloaded them from their respective
> locations.  If I'm wrong about this, please let me know so I can get the
> right copies.

I think msys DTK includes them already. Try "ls /usr/bin/*auto*" and
you'll (probably) see stuff. But I don't know if they include the
versions that GIMP needs, so you might need to uninstall them and
build your own. You'll also need intltoolize I think, and maybe some
other stuff.

I'd install everything that wasn't an official mingw or msys package
to /usr/local/ to make it easy to wipe if something goes wrong.

(I don't know if this is an option for you, and I know how annoying
being told "install linux! problem solved!" is, but building under
linux really is 100x easier than mingw. You could put something like
Ubuntu on a spare partition in 15 minutes, and have a working
gimp-from-cvs build not long after that)

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