Windows build documentation missing Python runtime support
GIMP version: 2.10 and master
Operating System: Windows
Description of the bug
In the Windows build documentation developers are currently required to add the --disable-python flag.
This means that self-built versions of the GNU Image Manipulation Program and Glimpse Image Editor are unable to load or run Python plug-ins or the Python console.
Doc link: https://wiki.gimp.org/wiki/Hacking:Building/Windows
Is the bug reproducible? Always
- Follow the MSYS2 build steps in the documentation
- Omit the --disable-python flag in the final build step
Expected result: Builds as normal with Python support
Actual result: The build fails citing missing Python header files
I have tried installing Python dependencies through MSYS2, but without knowing exactly what is needed I have so far not been successful in resolving the issue. Trawling through Stack Overflow and DuckDuckGo searches unfortunately did not yield an answer either.