re: vim 6 for win32
- and if you want to build it on your own...
but, i guess gvim_vc.mak for this version isn't available yet - though, you
could append the newer files to the older one.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ron Aaron [mailto:ron@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 5:33 pm
> Subject: How to make a vim for Win32 -- step by step
> Since this seems to come up fairly often, I thought I would
> take a moment to
> explain how to produce a Win32 binary for 'gvim'.
> First, you need a supported C compiler. I will cover using
> the 'mingw32'
> compiler, which is free for the download at:
> I am only covering 'mingw' because it is the compiler I use
> exclusively now,
> since the 'gcc' compiler is the same as the Linux version
> (well, nearly so)
> and I don't have the time or patience to deal anymore with
> multiple toolsets.
> Once you have downloaded the compiler binaries, unpack them
> on your hard disk
> somewhere, and put them on your PATH. If you are on Win95/98
> you can edit
> your AUTOEXEC.BAT file with a line like:
> set PATH=C:\GCC-2.95.2\BIN;%PATH%
> or on NT/2000, go to the Control Panel, System, and edit the
> environment from
> Test if gcc is on your path. From a CMD (or COMMAND on '95/98):
> C:\> gcc --version
> C:\> make --version
> GNU Make version 3.77 (...etc...)
> Now you are ready to rock 'n' roll. Unpack the vim sources (look on
> www.vim.org for exactly which version of the vim files you need).
> Change directory to 'vim\src':
> C:\> cd vim\src
> and ...
> IF you are compiling a version of vim PRIOR to the 6.0
> series, you type
> the command:
> make -f makefile.ming gvim.exe
> IF you are compiling a version from 6.0 and on, you type:
> make -f Make_ming.mak gvim.exe
> After churning for a while, you will end up with 'gvim.exe'
> in the 'vim\src'
> You should not need to do *any* editing of any files to get
> vim compiled this
> way. If, for some reason, you want the console-mode-only
> version of vim (this
> is NOT recommended on Win32, especially on '95/'98!!!), you
> need only change
> the 'gvim.exe' to 'vim.exe' in the 'make' commands given above.
> If you are dismayed by how big the EXE is, I strongly
> recommend you get 'UPX'
> (also free!) and compress the file (typical compression is
> 50%). UPX can be
> found at
> Hope this helps someone!
> Ron Aaron Moss Bay Engineering
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