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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:00 am 
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I've been gaming some lately, and decided to start developing on Windows because I'm too lazy to reboot my computer to get to Arch.

I set up MSYS2 and after installing a bunch of packages through its pacman distribution, I was able to successfully compile bsnes-plus.

There really wasn't much help online for the problems I had with MSYS2 along the way, though. If it isn't the more widely used option for developing with windows, what is? Through the painful process of GUI installers with the regular command line and restarting the prompt every time you install something because you had to change the path?

I guess cygwin would be the obvious answer, but I don't like using the installer as a package manager, and when I did find an alternative, it didn't have some packages I needed.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:20 am 
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I don't program theses days on windows but if you have windows 10 you can install the ubuntu sub-system which should be official by now. With that, you can install all your linux based package with apt and they should run under windows without issues.

Right now I'm using 7 so I would be stuck with msys or something similar.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:39 pm 
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I have done contract NES programming for several Windows users. As part of showing them how to make small modifications to a program I produced for them, I came up with instructions to spin up an MSYS + ca65 + Python 3 development environment under Windows.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:41 pm 
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I actually just use the official MinGW download and the msys install that comes with it. When I've tried msys2 it was really strange and the documentation wasn't very good, and I had to go searching before I found some command that actually installed gcc.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:05 am 
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This way I don't have to sully my windows machine with msys or cygwin ;) I've done it in the past and oh man the pain...

If only Anniversary update would install on my machine :( for that odd tool that only builds in Linux.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:02 am 
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My dev setup for PC stuff is Visual Studio.

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I do nearly all my dev with FreeBASIC compiler and a text editor.

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