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 ...@@ -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: If you want to build VLC from sources, you can do it in several ways:
- On GNU/Linux, using the mingw32 cross-compiler. - 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 (www.mingw.org) - natively on Windows, using MSYS+MINGW (www.mingw.org)
(MSYS is a minimal build environment to compile Unixish projects under (MSYS is a minimal build environment to compile Unixish projects under
windows. It provides all the common Unix tools like sh, gmake...) windows. It provides all the common Unix tools like sh, gmake...)
UNSUPPORTED METHODS UNSUPPORTED METHOD
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- natively on Windows, using cygwin (www.cygwin.com) with or without the - natively on Windows, using cygwin (www.cygwin.com) with or without the
POSIX emulation layer. This is the preferred way to compile vlc if you want POSIX emulation layer.
to do it on Windows.
Read http://wiki.videolan.org/Win32CompileCygwinNew to have a complete HOWTO Read http://wiki.videolan.org/Win32CompileCygwinNew to have a complete HOWTO
- natively on Windows, using Microsoft Visual Studio. This will not work.
Getting the right compiler tools Getting the right compiler tools
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