Files having names ending in .o are object files. Object files are
machine code that the C compiler produces.
The minGW package provides a C compiler and a 'make' program. After
downloading these tools, all you need to do is go into the pl directory,
edit the Makefile (in order to select options), and then type 'make'.. the
make program will automatically fire up the C compiler to create the
needed .o files. Then it will invoke a linker/loader to link all of the
.o files together to build a .exe file.
On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, TrailsNorth wrote:
> I am trying to recompile the minGW version of ploticus 2.04 for
> win32. The Makefile refers to pl.o, which is not in the source.
> pl.h and pl.c are there. In fact the Makefile is riddled with
> references to .o files but not one is included in the source. I need
> to recompile in order to increase the MAXNCATS (maximum categories)
> limitation to 200.
> Please educate me. New to compiling source, etc.
> Thanks and kudos to Steve for an awesome tool.
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