[PD] compiling hidio for Windows

ffdd cchh camarafede at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 23:27:32 CET 2020

Hi Christof,

Thanks! Yes, I found these threads on the list:


But, there are still no Windows version of this external...

Github issue is up: https://github.com/Benitoite/hidio/issues/2

Hope something comes out of this thread! I am sure there are enough Windows
users out there in need of some hid external.



On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 4:57 PM Christof Ressi <info at christofressi.com>

> I remember a similar thread on the list a few months ago. I tried to
> compile it and gave up. The build system for Windows seems to be broken and
> needs to be fixed (and probably switched from automake to pd-lib-builder).
> Unfortunately, I don't have time right now to work on this, but you could
> file a bug report on the GitHub repo, so maybe the maintainer will do it.
> Christof
> On 31.01.2020 21:05, ffdd cchh wrote:
> Dear list,
> I need to use external controllers via USB with vanilla (say, a PS4
> controller), and I have not found a compiled version of [hidio] for
> Windows. Please, let me know if there are ready-made options out there
> (feel free to change subject line if that thread goes wild).
> In the meantime, I am trying to compile [hidio] for Windows. I'm on
> Windows 10.0.18362, x64-based PC. I am using a MSYS terminal with MINGw64.
> I took the latest code from Benitoite's repository (
> https://github.com/Benitoite/hidio) and I am stuck with "undefined
> reference"s all over. I attach here the console log.
> I would very much welcome any idea on how to approach this so I can use
> vanilla with my students :)
> Best,
> f
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