Commit 1852b7e1 authored by Rafaël Carré's avatar Rafaël Carré

INSTALL.win32: clarify

Explain why we prefer to build under GNU/Linux
Remove completely mention of Visual Studio, it 'will not work' anyway
Use of Cygwin is discouraged
parent 187293b6
......@@ -24,21 +24,20 @@ Building VLC from the source code
If you want to build VLC from sources, you can do it in several ways:
- On GNU/Linux, using the mingw32 cross-compiler.
This method is preferred over all the others.
This is the preferred method, as this is the one used by VideoLAN to
build the official Windows binaries.
- natively on Windows, using MSYS+MINGW (
(MSYS is a minimal build environment to compile Unixish projects under
windows. It provides all the common Unix tools like sh, gmake...)
- natively on Windows, using cygwin ( with or without the
POSIX emulation layer. This is the preferred way to compile vlc if you want
to do it on Windows.
POSIX emulation layer.
Read to have a complete HOWTO
- natively on Windows, using Microsoft Visual Studio. This will not work.
Getting the right compiler tools
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