Version: 3.2.6
Building wxQT port with Win32 MSys2 Qt5 backend

The MSys2 website is http://www.msys2.org/

These building steps are NOT the normal way to build MSys2 MinGW packages. But, they are a way the wxWidgets developers can test that wxWidgets can build the wxQT/Win32 libraries under MSys2 MinGW.

For the MSys2 way please see https://github.com/msys2/MINGW-packages and https://www.msys2.org/wiki/Creating-Packages/

Building steps:

A. Install the MSys2 mingw packages needed to build wxQT/Win32 using the configure/make build method. From the MSys2 MinGW prompt:

 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm make
 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-libjpeg-turbo
 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-libpng
 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-libtiff
 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-gcc
 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-pkg-config
 pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-qt5

Packages that are needed but are normally installed already.

pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-gcc-libs
pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-expat
pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-xz
pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-zlib
pacman -S --needed --noconfirm ${MINGW_PACKAGE_PREFIX}-gdk-pixbuf2

B. Build the wxQT/Win32 static library

  1. Open MSys2 MinGW Prompt (These steps were tested on MinGW64; but, should work under MinGW32)
  2. Use the cd command to change directory to the wxWidgets top folder.
  3. Create the "build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static" folder to build the static libraries
     mkdir -p build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static
    
  4. Configure wxWidgets Option "--disable-precomp-headers" is NOT needed. It is being used to test for compile issues.

    Remove configure option "--disable-wxdib" to set wxUSE_WXDIB to 1. At the time these directions where written wxUSE_WXDIB set to 1 resulted in build error in dnd sample and run-time errors in other samples.

    cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static && \ ../configure –with-qt \ –disable-wxdib \ –disable-shared \ –disable-precomp-headers \ && cd ..

  5. clean the wxQT static libraries
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static && make clean && cd ..
    
  6. make the wxQT static libraries
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static && make && cd ..
    

C. Build and run the minimal static sample

  1. Clean the minimal sample
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/minimal && make clean && cd ../../..
    
  2. Build the minimal sample
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/minimal && make && cd ../../..
    
  3. Run the minimal sample
     ./build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/minimal/minimal.exe
    

D. Build most of the static samples

  1. Clean most of the static samples
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples && make clean && cd ../..
    
  2. Build most of the static samples
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples && make && cd ../..
    

E. Run the drawing static sample

    cd samples/drawing && ../../build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/drawing/drawing.exe && cd ../..

F. Run the splash static sample

    cd samples/splash && ../../build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/splash/splash.exe && cd ../..

G. Run the widgets static sample

    cd samples/widgets && ../../build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/widgets/widgets.exe && cd ../..

H. Run the toolbar static sample

    cd samples/toolbar && ../../build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/toolbar/toolbar.exe && cd ../..

I. Run the image static sample

    cd samples/image && ../../build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/image/image.exe && cd ../..

J. Run the dnd static sample

    cd samples/dnd && ../../build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-qt-static/samples/dnd/dnd.exe && cd ../..