[PD-dev] mingw compilation

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed May 11 20:25:33 CEST 2005

On a related note, it would be great if someone could update this HOWTO  
page for building Pd with MinGW:


I started it a while back, but was never successful in getting it to  
work, so its unfinished.


On May 10, 2005, at 3:31 AM, Krzysztof Czaja wrote:

> hi Guenter,
> � wrote:
> ...
>> During my pdp porting effort I have been able to solve the problem
>> with mingw compilation. The trick is to add a flag to gcc, it is
>> called -mms-bitfields.
> good to know, thanks.  I think it is safe for externals to use
> that flag and load into pd mingw-compiled without it, unless an
> external directly accesses t_object's fields, etc?  That is not
> always the case, though.  So, the flag should be standard.
> Anybody willing to add it to pd-devel?  do not want to do this
> myself, not using mingw for anything but checking that my stuff
> works there...
> Krzysztof
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