Version: 3.1.6
Building wxMSW port with Win32 MSys2 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 wxMSW libraries under MSys2 MinGW.

For the MSys2 way please see https://github.com/Alexpux/MINGW-packages

Building steps:

A. Install the mingw32 packages needed to build wxMSW 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

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

B. Build the wxMSW 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-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static" folder to build the static libraries
     mkdir -p build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static
    
  4. Configure wxWidgets

    Option "--disable-precomp-headers" is NOT needed. I am doing it to check for compile issues; And, I think my old 32 bit Windows machine works best with it disabled.

    cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static && \
    ../configure --with-msw \
        --disable-shared \
        --disable-precomp-headers \
    && cd ..
    
  5. make the wxMSW static libraries
     cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static && make && cd ..
    

C. Build and run the minimal static sample

1. Clean the minimal sample

        cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples/minimal && make clean && cd ../../..

2. Build the minimal sample

        cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples/minimal && make && cd ../../..

3. Run the minimal sample

        ./build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples/minimal/minimal.exe

D. Clean the static samples

    cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples && make clean && cd ../..

E. Build and run the typetest static sample to verify MIME database works

    cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples/typetest && make && cd ../../..
    ./build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples/typetest/typetest.exe

F. Build and run the drawing static sample

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

G. Build and run the splash static sample

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

H. Build and run the widgets static sample

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

I. Build all the rest of the static samples

    cd build-${MSYSTEM_CARCH}-msw-static/samples && make && cd ../..