Hi Arie, I would like to send a more detailed reply later. I'm the author of the flinux writeup. It's been a few years and things don't work as nicely as they did back then.
I retested some the writeup today. I was unable to get the flinux static option working. I was able to get flinux dynamic working, but the archlinux distro is out of date and I wouldn't recommend going down that path any more. After the flinux experiment, I did do some work with a precusor to WSL, midipix, which seems to still work. The last time I tried WSL it had issues with database locking. I need to do some more experiments on WSL now that I have a Win-10 machine I have another option that I've used over the years, midipix, but it's out of date as well. Your best bet is probably to go with WSL or cygwin/msys for now. When I first put all this together, there was little interest. It sounds like there is more interest now so I'll see if I can dust it off and bring it up to date Thanks, Joe On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:06 AM, Philipp Geyer <phil...@geyer.co.uk> wrote: > Based on the instructions on the site, it looks like the next steps are > to build pil on Linux, and then run the linux binary on Windows through > flinux. > > I have not tried pil in WSL yet (my only Windows text machine is Win7), > and I don't think that's a solution for my specific problem (to have a > simple environment for an end user with no technical experience) but I > have had some luck building pil with mingw/msys which provide a POSIX > compatibility layer on top of Windows. I have not (yet) managed to get > anything 100% working, but I'm optimistic. Currently if I build with > msys2, I can get an executable which I believe passed the tests, but > requires msys2.dll to be in the library path (which includes the > executable directory of course) but I believe that if you build with > mingw without msys, it builds against msvcrt directly, and links in the > compatibility layer. This is what I haven't managed yet. > > As I said though, I'm optimistic, and it's something I need for my > project. > > Philipp Geyer/Nistur > > -- > UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe >