[Mantisbt-dev] Re: [ham] Re: Windows packaging on Linux ?

Jason Pyeron jpyeron at pdinc.us
Wed Feb 9 06:18:19 UTC 2005

On Tue, 8 Feb 2005, Kristis Makris wrote:

>  > What about nsis (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System)?
>  > http://nsis.sourceforge.net
>  > 
>  > We use it to build our windows packages, but in a mingw/msys shell.
>  > If you have a cross compiler environment already set, maybe this will
>  > work (but let me know if you succeed since I am really interested....)
>  This is disturbing. The minimum build requirements for a developer now
>  become using wine or mingw/msys to work around using a Windows tool. You
>  still need to run Nsis under Wine in Linux.

pkzip used to have an exe maker for it, maybe you could hijack its source, 
and do a winzip installer type thingie.

other than that, I think you may have to change your wish list.

that being said:

I don't know your motives here, but we use cygwin and vnc on win2k boxes, 
this allows any windows box to act as a linux box (sshd, bash, cvs, etc.) 
and vnc for those gui moments.

win2k, office, visual studio, cygwin, vnc, jdk, apache, tomcat, mysql is a 
standard install here (no monitor, mouse or keyboard) it beats wine hands 

you can build a .sln from the command prompt, even over ssh
now if your linux machine exports a smb share, then you could build on 
your local file system using the remote windows cpu from you local bash 

enough rambling for 2am

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