[texworks] Building TeXworks on WinXP

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Mon Jan 12 21:11:32 CET 2009

Hi Stefan,

OK, where I am so far:

I got the KDE stuff; the problem was to use the Package Manager install 
mode and MSVC compiler mode (I was using "End user").

I did compile hunspell.

But I got errors running "qmake -t vcapp" on texworks:
WARNING: Unable to generate output for: 
c:/texworks/texworks/Makefile.Debug (TEMPLATE vcapp]
WARNING: Unable to generate output for: 
c:/texworks/texworks/Makefile.Release (TEMPLATE vcapp]

and Texworks.vcproj was not created.

NB. I had interferences from an old version of VBasic 2005 Express, 
further it did uninstall properly. But I don't think this could be the 
If yes I'll try on another machine.
NB. I downloaded the source of texworks *not* with an svn command, but 
just with svn update (I have Turtoise svn, but no ID)
NB. This is the first attempt I am doing to "entrer dans la cours des 
grands" French expression more or less meaning trying to do what experts 
are doing.

Thanks for your help.


Stefan Löffler a écrit :
> Hi Alain,
> good to get some feedback ;).
> 2009/1/11 Alain Delmotte <esperanto at swing.be <mailto:esperanto at swing.be>>
>     I tried to follow your instructions, but could not get the KDE
>     files. So nothing is done.
> What is the problem? I recently found out that apparently not all 
> mirrors have the same files. It worked for me with the following 
> configuration, though:
> Install Mode: Package Manager
> Compiler Mode: MSVC
> Download Server: France: http://kde-mirror.freenux.org, stable 4.1.3
> Release: stable 4.1.3
> Download files (bin and devel mode, where available)
> Could you try these settings and tell me if it worked (or give me more 
> information on why it did not work)?
>     Could you compile and make available a new version of TeXworks for
>     Windows for other users?
>     We still have the v.238! And there are some new possibilities I
>     would like to test and use.
> I generally use Linux but I'll see what I can do. However I'm afraid I 
> won't be able to publish the latest versions regularly (unless I 
> finally get the hang of cross-compilation).
> Stefan

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