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Re: Status Cmake Win32 support
From: Joerg Mayer <jmayer () loplof de>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 11:54:35 +0100

On Sun, Dec 01, 2013 at 10:35:50PM +0000, Graham Bloice wrote:
On 30 November 2013 23:18, Joerg Mayer <jmayer () loplof de> wrote:
I have no idea why/how this is supposed to work: Is Qt5 supposed to
add the right msvc version back into the path?
After applying and testing this it didn't fail right away but it no longer
found Qt5LinguistTools and Qt5PrintSupport.

My qt is in C:\Qt\Qt-5.1.1-MSVC2010-win32-ws, and QT_BASE_DIR is set to
this.  I used the Qt-5.1.1-MSVC2010-win32-ws.zip from the Wireshark web
site.  I might have used the nmake target "install_qt" to do this, I can't

Should now be fixed - your patch was correct, I misread an earlier patch to

   4. As I've moved over to building the GTK3 version, some CMake FindXXX
   modules had to be fixed, not entirely convinced by my changes here,
but it
   works for me (Findxxx.patch).

I do my builds with GTK3 as well and they seem to build just fine. I agree
using gtk[23] is a hack and you cleaned that up properly. What I don't
is why you removed the "IF( NOT GMODULE2_FOUND  )" (or similar) in
FindGMODULE2.cmake and FindGTHREAD2.cmake.

I've reverted the GMODULE2 and GTHREAD2 changes and GTK3 still builds for
me.  I haven't checked GTK2 builds, is there much point on Windows?

I will check them, to be complete.

I still have the issue with GTK3, in that I have to comment out the path
"corrections" in FindGTK3.cmake.

Hmm, can you please explain the problems you are encountering - I'd like to
fix them. In case it involves rewriting the results from pkg-config, can you
please include the .pc file?

My current hit-list of things to do (some you've touched in in your

1.  Copy build artifacts (and 3rd party dlls etc.) to a directory for
running (as per nmake).  Almost like install.  Note that the exact location
of the build artifacts depends on the type of build actually made (debug,
release etc.)

I'll look into that.

2.  Fix the generation of the manifext files (in progress GMB), and include
in build (use SED to produce .manifest from .manifest.in), should go into
correct intermediate build dir (e.g. wireshark.dir\Release).  Note needs to
know processor architecture, so maybe should be a prebuild custom command
for each target).

I have no idea what this is about but native nmake seems to do something here
as well. msbuild seems to generate something here.

3.  Fix the generation of the .rc files (in progress GMB), and include in
build (use SED to produce .rc from .rc.in), should go into correct
intermediate build dir (e.g. wireshark.dir\Release).  Note associated .ico
and .manifest.


4.  Fix the use of zlib, so that zlib is built by CMake and doesn't require
nmake build first.

This should be done in the setup process.

One of the remaining points is to make the setup process independent of
nmake but we need a concept here first that should probably then be applied
to the native nmake too.

5.  Fix PortAudio.


6.  Fix CMake to find a working pkg-config.exe (only found in gtk2\bin at
the moment, missing from gtk3), currently manualy copied to build dir
(along with intl.dll and libglib-2.0-0.dll)

I use pkg-config from cygwin, so it might be easiest to update the installation

7.  Fix qtshark use its own .rc file (not done in nmake either)

8.  Fix build of plugins.

They build on my system (cmake with nmake and msbuild).

9.  Fix build of executables that use WTAP_PLUGIN_SOURCES.

Have to check what you are talking about :-)


Joerg Mayer                                           <jmayer () loplof de>
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that
works. Some say that should read Microsoft instead of technology.
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