[scribus] Building Scribus 1.5 for Windows

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Sat Jul 21 09:31:18 UTC 2012

On 21/07/2012 03:06, John L. Poole wrote:
> On 7/20/2012 5:12 PM, John Beardmore wrote:

>> <snip>
>> Out of interest, why are Microsoft tools used to build Scribus ?
>> Surely the standard Linux gcc is used on other platforms ?
> I'll confess my ignorance, but isn't life suppose to be simpler using
> Microsoft compilers for Windows builds?

Perhaps if you want to use microsoft specific features.

It just struck me as odd that the build tools weren't open source.

>  (I don't think it is; in fact,
> what they try to do to make things simpler just makes is harder.)   I
> have no experience in cross compiling for windows outside of windows,
> but if you know it to be a common practice, please speak up.

I'd assumed that you'd use mingw and Qt under windows or some such 

I've no idea if this is possible, or if there are respects in which the 
finished product would be better.

Cheers, J/.
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