[mythtv] [RFC] New Win32 build script

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 16:59:34 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 8:54 AM, Lawrence Rust <lvr at softsystem.co.uk> wrote:
> The whole process takes about 30 minutes to cross compile starting from
> local source archives on my Linux system (Core i5) and about 90 minutes
> to build with VirtualBox (configured with 1 CPU & 512MB) running
> WinXP-SP3.  Qt accounts for about 75% of that.  The advantage is that
> the same compiler/linker handles all the components and the correct
> configuration information, like exceptions, rtti etc, is passed through.
> It results in a much more stable end result.
> Once built, subsequent re-builds of mythtv are very fast, just minute or
> so.
> If speed is the issue then regularly updated, pre-built packages for
> download are preferable.

I can live with it taking 90 minutes from scratch on a middle of the
road Windows system.  I should probably refrain from further comment
until I've tested your script.  Thanks for being amenable about the
location of the packages.  I just want things to be as bulletproof as
possible :)


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