[texworks] Compiling with mingw32

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Tue May 25 15:04:22 CEST 2010

Dear Stefan,

Thanks for that.  I can only think that it happened when I svn updated
from a previous 'download' and I could not have taken enough notice of
something in the file  diff type reconciliation. I did get confused
when SVN said it was ver 650 but other indications were saying 649

First time after a clean make, I got the same ld error!

I remembered reading during goggle searches, that "memory echos" of
previous makes might cause this so ...

I just did another clean make process, and sat watching the /release
folder and my eyes nearly popped out when I saw TexWorks.exe appear!

I positioned it with the dlls it is looking for and all is well.

Many, many thanks for your perseverance.

For a "sheltered" :)  Windows programmer, this has been a worthwhile
learning curve.  I am much more interested now in looking
into/learning Qt C++ cross platform open source programming should
time be available to me.

My fist impressions are of how clean and well layed-out the TeXWorks
C++ files are, very easy to follow, compared to some I have looked
into. Learning while looking at an application I am coming to know
well should be helpful.

If I am making .ui type scripts, what sort of timetable are we on for
general releases to be showing that functionality please?

Thanks again,


On 25 May 2010 22:28, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> Am 2010-05-25 10:22, schrieb Paul A Norman:
>> Ok, here is a zip with the three requested files in it,
> Thanks!
>> Is there any way I need to add something more yet to the path, I have
>> other development environments on this machine as well.
> OK, I think I finally found the problem. As I suspected, the linker is
> trying to link most files twice. The reason is that you have HEADERS,
> *twice*. Remove one of those, and you should be fine.
> Stefan

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