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The Win32 port of GTk+ is a work in progress, and not as stable or
correct as the Unix/X11 version. For more information about the Win32
port, see http://www.gimp.org/tml/gimp/win32/ or
http://www.iki.fi/tml/gimp/win32/ .

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To build GTk+ on Win32, you need either the Microsoft compiler and
tools, or gcc-2.95 or later running under cygwin-b20.1 or
later. Compile in gdk\win32 and gtk with `nmake -f makefile.msc` or
`make -f makefile.cygwin`. Before doing a install, check the BIN
definition in gdk\win32\makefile.msc (or makefile.cygwin) and
gtk\makefile.msc (or makefile.cygwin).
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See the README.win32 file in the GLib distribution for instructions
how to build with gcc.
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To use GTk+ on Win32, you also need either of the above mentioned
compilers. Other compilers might work, but don't count on it.  The
same instructions on how to set up a correct version of gcc should
also be followed if you want to build applications that use GTk+ with
gcc.
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The tablet support uses the Wintab API. The Wintab development kit can
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be downloaded from http://www.pointing.com. If you don't care for
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that, undefine HAVE_WINTAB in config.h.win32 and remove references to
the wntab32x library from the makefile before building.
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GTk+ wants to be built with the GNU "intl" library for
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internationalisation (i18n). Get the version ported to Win32 (not a
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very big deal) from tml's web site mentioned above. We build the
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"intl" library as a DLL called gnu-intl.dll (the "gnu" prefix is used
to reduce name clash risks). If you don't want any i18n stuff,
undefine ENABLE_NLS, HAVE_GETTEXT and HAVE_LIBINTL in the
config.h.win32 file, and remove references to the gnu-intl library
from the makefiles.
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Note that while the GNU gettext package is under the GPL, the "intl"
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part of it as distributed with GNU libc is under the LGPL (like GTk+
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or GLib). We want the LGPL one, even if they are the same, more or
less.