Changes between Version 8 and Version 9 of Platforms/Windows

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11/14/11 22:22:07 (3 years ago)
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benabik
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Removing stale Windows environment information.

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    v8 v9  
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    5555==== Running the smoke tests ==== 
    56 In order to run tests such as `make smoke` and `make languages-smoke` (both really important and helpful things you can do to contribute to Parrot, even if you don't have lots of time to hack the source) you will need to install the `Test::TAP::HTMLMatrix` module. To do this, you can use the cpan shell from within your Visual Studio Command Prompt. Once at the prompt, enter cpan to go to the cpan shell, then you just need to do: 
     56In order to run tests such as `make smoke` and `make languages-smoke` (both really important and helpful things you can do to contribute to Parrot, even if you don't have lots of time to hack the source) you will need to install the `TAP::Harness::Archive` module. To do this, you can use the cpan shell from within your Visual Studio Command Prompt. Once at the prompt, enter cpan to go to the cpan shell, then you just need to do: 
    5757{{{ 
    58 cpan> install Test::TAP::HTMLMatrix 
     58cpan> install TAP::Harness::Archive 
    5959}}} 
    6060To install the module so that you can run the smoke tests. 
     
    8383 
    8484The NCI postgresql test will fail because of the wrong pg.dll name. Everything else should pass. 
    85  
    86  
    87 ==== Strawberry Perl ==== 
    88 As of January 2009, Parrot 0.9.0 and Strawberry Perl 5.10.0.3 play well together, but some workarounds are needed.  The Makefile built by Configure.pl needs two changes, and some files need to be copied from the Strawberry Perl c directories into the Parrot build directory.  The below assumes that you let Strawberry Perl install in its choice of directory. 
    89  
    90 After you have generated Makefile by using "perl Configure.pl", but before the first attempt at "ming32-make", edit the Makefile file and change the existing empty make lines to: 
    91 {{{ 
    92 LINKFLAGS   = -L=C:\strawberry\c\lib -L=C:\strawberry\c\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5 
    93  
    94 LDFLAGS     = -Wl,-L=C:\strawberry\c\lib -Wl,-L=C:\strawberry\c\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5 
    95 }}} 
    96 This allows various build steps to find libraries they would otherwise miss.  However, updating this doesn't cure all the missed files.  To do that you need to copy selected files from Strawberry Perl's C / mingw32 directories to the Parrot build directory, like so: 
    97 {{{ 
    98 copy C:\strawberry\c\bin\ld.exe  
    99 copy C:\strawberry\c\bin\gcc.exe 
    100 copy C:\strawberry\c\libexec\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5\cc1.exe 
    101 copy C:\strawberry\c\libexec\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5\cc1plus.exe 
    102 copy C:\strawberry\c\lib\dllcrt1.o 
    103  
    104 copy C:\strawberry\c\lib\dllcrt2.o 
    105 copy C:\strawberry\c\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5\crtbegin.o 
    106 copy C:\strawberry\c\lib\gcc\mingw32\3.4.5\crtend.o 
    107 copy C:\strawberry\c\lib\crt1.o 
    108 copy C:\strawberry\c\lib\crt2.o 
    109 }}} 
    110 This allows libraries and parrot.exe to build when you finally run "ming32-make".  But not everything builds... 
    111  
    112 It falls apart at the step of trying to build  pbc_to_exe.exe  because that step builds its own gcc execution command line parameters and assumes all C include files will be in ./include under the build directory.