Re: compile gvimext.dll in Cygwin?
- Edward L. Fox wrote:
> Hi Steve,He wants to compile gvimext _using_ cygwin, not _for_ cygwin, just like
> I don't know why you want to compile gvimext.dll in cygwin. I'm not using
> Windoze for days, but so far as I know, gvimext.dll is a shell extension for
> Windoze Explorer. It privides a context menu when you right-click a file,
> showing "Open with VIM..." and some other menu items.
> In most cases, gvim for cygwin is not available for the other Windoze based
> applications, so I think gvimext.dll has no use at all. So just leave it alone
> and live a happy life. :-)
> If there is anything mistake in my reply, please correct me. As I'm not using
> cygwin for long.
> Edward L. Fox
I _use_ cygwin to produce Vim executables which don't need cygwin to
run. (Make_cyg.mak uses cygwin gcc as a kind of "cross-compiler" to
produce non-cygwin Windows executables.)
Steve and I are more-or-less in the same business (compiling Vim for the
users at large), except my 6.3 distribution is a zipped add-on to Bram's
(or someone's), and Steve makes a full-fledged self-installer.
This thread really belongs in the vim-dev list.