How to include a part of Wine that can only be compiled on Windows (Gecko)

Stpehan Hermann sh at
Wed Feb 13 09:39:33 UTC 2008


Ted Gould wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-02-11 at 16:49 -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
>> Ideally, Windows Gecko would be buildable under the tools we already
>> have in Ubuntu (Mingw), then we could make a wine-gecko package fairly
>> easily that just put gecko in its place.  Unfortunately, that's not the
>> case today: the Gecko that Wine needs has to be built with Visual Studio.
> Just to be curious, why is that?  Is it some ATL templates or something?
> I guess the reason I'm confused it is would seem that if Wine supported
> the feature it would also support a way to compile against it.  I
> thought that was the original goal of WINE, to allow people to compile
> Linux native versions of their Windows programs.
the problem is not wine in this case..but mozilla I think. The gecko 
code comes from mozilla, and eventually they are using MS VS.



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