Re: [gcompris-devel] Windows port Re: refresh bug in the canvas

Christof, could you give us the task to accomplish to do the port and if
available some fine manuals howto. That would help us evaluate the task
and perhaps one of us will try it.


Le ven 23/05/2003 à 10:32, Christof Petig a écrit :
> Sander Devrieze wrote:
> > Op do 22-05-2003, om 11:07 schreef Christof Petig:
> >>Yes, I think that a windows port is feasible (though I suspect porting 
> >>problems with the dynamic loading of boards). And if anybody want's to 
> >>follow that road, I will happily support him/her with my advice/experience.
> >>
> >>I'm really busy improving another piece of gtk based software on Windows 
> >>( to do it myself. But I'm sure gcompris would 
> >>see a friendly welcome in my son's scool once available on Windows. How 
> >>many volunteers are we able to collect?
> > 
> > 
> > GCompris is also availible on Freeduc (
> > ). Isn't that a
> > solution?
> > 
> freeduc/knoppix is a _great_ promotion tool but it's not a everyday 
> 'solution'. I would be the first to erase that evil OS from every 
> schools' computers ...
> ... if I had not to teach them how to use it (even the prospect of 
> installing a different Version of Win* would scare some teachers to death)
> ... if I had not to volunteer installing & administrating it (I can 
> easily avoid being asked to admin a Windows box!)
> ... if the programs teachers and pupils are used to would still run 
> [Wine might help]
> Honestly I think that a Windows port would double/triple or more 
> gcompris' usage within months. Freeduc alone is not enough to fit 
> everybody's needs.
> Compare the ease of clicking on an icon with rebooting into another OS.
> A windows port would take about 40man*hours to complete IMHO.
> Again I offer my proficiency but I cannot do it on my own.
>     Christof
> PS: IMHO MinGW+GtkWin do as much good to the OSS community as does 
> knoppix. Having a free native development environment on Win and even a 
> cross development tool is a blessing beyond measure ;-)
> PPS: If nobody did it until december it looks like I will do it, but 
> don't count on it.
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