Running GIMP under Cygwin (not Win32!)??

David Huang
Tue Mar 4 04:05:00 GMT 2003

Oops! sorry, i forget the patches:(

Good luck;)

> Chris Olive wrote:
>> I posted this question to the cygwin mailing list last week, and someone on that list referred me here and said he cross-posted for me.  I didn't hear anything from his "cross-post," so I'm trying again...
>> It would seem it's at least possible to run The GIMP under Cygwin/XFree.  Try as I might, I can't get it to work.  Specifically, I can't get some of the necessary pre-requeistes to configure and make properly (glib, GTK+, etc.)  Has ANYONE gotten GIMP to work under Cygwin, and if so, specifically what steps did you take to get it to work?  I've done a lot of research on this before asking the question, and there is bare mention of this on the web -- I see NO WHERE where anyone claims that this works.  Essentially, there is no SOLID information ANYWHERE on getting this to work.
>> I am interested only in running GIMP under Cygwin/XFree -- I am NOT interested the Win32 version of GIMP!  Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> Chris
>> -----
>> Chris Olive
>> chris[at]technologEase[dot]com
> Hi!
> I have compiled GIMP on cygwin successfully, using X-Window system, and it works fine.
> Of cource, it's easy to get, since native Win32 port works fine.
> If you like, please try my little patch, hope helpful.
> First you need glib, gtk+, you can build them yourself from sources with patches from
> (contributed and maintained by Steven O'Brian).
> Or, download glib, gtk+ binary packages directly from the Cygwin GNOME project
> ( ), you can find more interesting GNOME
> binary packages in cygnome-libs-1.4 (include glib, gtk+).
> The build steps i have wrote into a file, like:
> $ ./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome --enable-shared=yes --enable-static=no --disable-perl
> Please disable perl plugin, with little patched you can compile successfully, but running
> GIMP hangs when try to load perl plugin script, in my test.
> $ mv libtool libtool.old
> $ cp /usr/autotool/devel/bin/libtool .
> Update libtool to build DLL libs, i use the latest libtool.
> $ make
> $ make install
> if you are luck, you'll get gimp run.
> I have to say in my test it's OK, but i can't say it's really OK.
> BTW: Please patch lib/glib/include/glibconfig.h,

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