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Old August 23, 2010, 01:31   #1
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Which main-xxx's and makefiles can I test with Cygwin or MinGW?

Right now the biggest problem I have is that AFAIK, I can only test the windows version of NPP. It looks like Cygwin and/or MinGW have some sort of support for x-11 or sdl. Is it possible for me to compile and play Angband using different main-xxx besides main-win.c, using a Linux shell in windows?
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Old August 23, 2010, 07:28   #2
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Native MingW32 can also manage a curses build using PDCurses. I haven't tested SDL, but think this is possible.
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If you have a modern machine, a valid option for testing Linux builds is a virtualization environment. You can't really be sure that a build tested with Mingw32 won't cause problem when you compile it on the real thing. A minimal xubuntu install + Virtualbox shouldn't take more space than a movie on your hard disk.
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