Part 1: tools for win32 development in linux

emerge the following packages to create a development environment:


Use the following as a template for win32 makefiles:

CFLAGS=-O2 -pipe -std=c99 -mno-cygwin -mno-sse -mno-sse2 -mno-mmx -mthreads -DWIN32 -D_WIN32 -D_WINDOWS

helloworld.exe: helloworld.o
$(CC) $(CFLAGS) -luser32 -o $@ $?

helloworld.o: helloworld.c helloworld.h
$(CC) $(CFLAGS) -o $@ -c $<

NOTE: Now is not a good time to rice out your cflags. Debugging win32 code is hard enough without the compiler playing tricks on you.

To test your new win32 program:

wine ./helloworld.exe

Part 2 will talk about how to create win32 DLLs and import libraries.

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3 thoughts on “Part 1: tools for win32 development in linux”

  1. I had to use gcc-3.4.4-r1 to compile xmingw-binutils, because 4.0.2-r2 gives an error. If someone is interested I’ll retry and post the exact message.

  2. The hard part would be to setup all the libraries and such I’d guess.

    Like it’d be cool for when KDE 4 comes around to be able to make the Windows builds on Linux. But then you’d need to have loads of supporting libraries and such to compile something like amaroK.

    Hopefully I’m wrong though. 🙂

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