[vtkusers] Re: Vtk, Python, compilation problems on Windows
seb-ml-vtk at barre.nom.fr
Sun Mar 18 05:55:11 EST 2001
At 17/03/2001 19:48, Julian Humphries wrote:
>Ok, I thought I could deal with that. I decided to compile it myself,
>despite having no recent C++ experience. Downloaded the Borland compiler,
>Got the 3.2 source, ran the pcmaker.exe program, it asks if I want to build
Does it ?
>I do, I download Python 2.0 source, rerun pcmaker, it runs, I compile
>vtk (mucho time), but it is successful, go to the Python directory, try
>that, but the make file says:
>### Not Implemented Yet
>Argh! Boy, this is tiring.
The Borland Compiler is not as well supported as VC++ is in pcmaker.
Really. You said "Downloaded the Borland compiler", so I guess you are
using the free command-line package. I do not know if it is supported too.
I do not think John Biddiscombe (our very own Borland guru) is using
pcmaker, he will probably post his build-framework soon (we had a little
discussion about that yesterday, and as soon as it's ready, you will find
it in the mailing list, or here :
> Is there a way to get the vtk-Python package
>working on WIndows with Python 2.0?
Using the Microsoft VC++ (not free), or gcc (free).
>P.S. Also, the link failed with the Borland turbo linker and the tcl
>worked fine with the vtkdll.dll). An error about an invalid flag, anyone
>with that combo?
As I told you before (did I ?), your nightmare is not over. Once you have
selected the Borland Compiler, you will most of the time face the following
problem : most precompiled binaries (Tcl, Python, etc.) are built using the
Microsoft Compiler. Thus, you will have to translate these libraries to
Borland format using implib (I hope it works better than the last time I
tried), or re-compile from the sources.
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