[cairo] cross-compiling on Linux for Windows

Daniel K. O. danielko.listas at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 15:54:42 PDT 2009

2009/10/11 Tor Lillqvist <tml at iki.fi>:
> Of course, it's a bit sad that people have to try so hard to build
> zlib themselves, when zlib is one of the few open source libraries
> that have an official DLL right on its upstream website... which is
> up-to-date and works fine, zlib hasn't changed in years. Why can't
> libraries like zlib be considered part of the existing infrastructure,
> just like it is on Linux? (Yeah, I know, it's not provided as part of
> the operating system, or from the OS vendor through something that
> would correspond to Linux package management.)

As a side note, I had to build zlib myself yesterday, on a 32-bit
GNU/Linux system (Mandriva), because by default it is compiled with
32-bit file offsets (and my program was failing to gzseek with +4 GB
files). I wish it had the autoconf magic to enable large files like
almost everything else. So much for being part of the

Daniel K. O.
"The only way to succeed is to build success yourself"

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