How to compile on Windows?


#1

I need the UTF-8 support and I guess I therefore need to compile the C
extension. I’m living on Windows right now and haven’t done any serious
compilation of C stuff ever in Windows.

What is recommended setup? I have tried Visual Studio C++ Express 2005
(I think) and added all header-files from the Platform SDK (the first
one was missing a number of header files). It starts to compile now but
I get errors.

What should I do to make it compile? Should I perhaps use MingW?

Regards,

Marcus A.


#2

Hi Marcus,

currently you cann’t compile Ferret on Windows. For the moment you are
stuck with the all Ruby version on Windows. Dave is working hard to make
a Windows version of Ferret in C. So lets hope it will be finished soon.

Kind regards,

Nick