[texworks] Compiling on windows with Mingw

Ignasi Furió ignasi.furio at uib.cat
Sun Dec 13 21:55:30 CET 2009

El Sun, 13 Dec 2009 15:54:44 +0100, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com>  
vau escriure:

> OK, I tested it now, and it works. Here's what I did:

Thank you for testing.

> 1) Make sure you have 7-zip > 4.61 for opening tar.lzma
> 2) http://www.mingw.org/ and click on "Downloads". On the following page,
> open the "GCC Version 4" folder and the "Current Release" folder inside.
>> From there, download gcc-full-*-mingw32-bin-2.tar.lzma
> (gcc-full-4.4.0-mingw32-bin-2.tar.lzma at the time of writing). Open the
> contents with 7-zip and extract the folders to C:\MinGW, replacing  
> existing
> files.
> 3) Rebuild hunspell

No problem until here.

> 4) Add the following lines to your TeXworks.pro (in the place where you  
> edit
> it before):
>     QT =
>     LIBS += -lQtScript4 -lQtScriptTools4 -lQtXml4 -lQtGui4 -lQtCore4

I've included in win32 part which looks like

win32 { # paths here are specific to my setup

	INCLUDEPATH += D:/KDE/include/poppler/qt4
     INCLUDEPATH += D:/texworks/hunspell-1.2.8/src/hunspell
     LIBS += -LD:/texworks/hunspell-1.2.8/src/hunspell/.libs
     LIBS += -lpoppler-qt4
     LIBS += -lhunspell-1.2
     QT =
     LIBS += -lQtScript4 -lQtScriptTools4 -lQtXml4 -lQtGui4 -lQtCore4

	RC_FILE = res/TeXworks.rc

after qmake and mingw32-make the result shows things like:

g++ -c -O2 -frtti -fexceptions -mthreads -Wall -DUNICODE  
-DQT_NEEDS_QMAIN -I'../../kde/include' -I'src'  
-I'../../KDE/include/poppler/qt4' -I'../hunspell-1.2.8/src/hunspell'  
-I'../../kde/include/ActiveQt' -I'moc' -I'ui'  
-I'../../kde/mkspecs/default' -o obj/main.o src/main.cpp
En el fitxer inclòs dès de src/main.cpp:22:
src/TWApp.h:25:24: error: QApplication: No such file or directory
src/TWApp.h:26:17: error: QList: No such file or directory
src/TWApp.h:27:19: error: QAction: No such file or directory
src/TWApp.h:28:21: error: QSettings: No such file or directory

It seems that some referenc to .h files is wrong or missing.

After that I've commented QT= line in TeXworks.pro. Now qmake generates a  
Makefile.Release file where LIBS line contains
references to Qt4 libs and Qt. I've deleted these ones and leaved only Qt4  
libs. Now I obtained TeXworks.exe into Release folder. It works if I  
include all recommended dll in wiki page plus QtScript4 and QtScriptools4.

> 5) Rebuild Tw
> Of you confirm that this works, I'll update the guide.

I can confirm it works but with these parameters need to be adjusted to  
obtain a correct makefile automatically.

Thank you very much for your help.


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