[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] MinGW+FFmpeg survival guide

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Fri Jun 24 19:47:29 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 07:12:17PM +0200, Axel Holzinger wrote:
> Friday, June 24, 2011 6:38 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > On date Friday 2011-06-24 16:13:05 +0000, Peter Wimmer (Lists)
> > encoded:
> > 
> > > Wouldn't it be time to make ffmpeg compile with Visual Studio
> > > instead of all the MinGW mess? It is really a pain for Windows
> > > developers to contribute to ffmpeg.

Using cygwin to cross-compile makes it very smooth without any
mess involved really.

> > As for me, I'm not against if someone is willing to do the work
> > and maintain it.
> I tried to get it working with the Intel compiler for windows/msvc
> (icl) which is C99 compliant.
> The problem is/was that the configure script doesn't support it,
> because Intel was so smart to only support the MSVC compiler switch
> notation and not the icc (Linux) one.
> If the configure script would support creating the right switches for
> icl (the ms ones, yes I know '/' instead of '-' also), this would be a
> major step.

This really shouldn't be an issue, if you look at and copy the
suncc_flags code in configure I think it shouldn't be more than
30 minutes to get the first working version (even if it is only
with very basic flags).
However since there is no free version of ICL we'd need someone
with a proper license to maintain it.

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