Build on Cygwin
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This is much easier than building with mingw, but you won't get a native windows application you can distribute at the end of it.
Install Cygwin. Be careful to install Cygwin (and everything that you might need under Cygwin) in a path that does not contain any spaces (for example, avoid using
Install a lot of required libs (keep adding them until
configure runs cleanly). You need (at least):
libtiff libpng libmagick libdpstk (this one is included in version 220.127.116.11-2 of xorg-x11-devel)
./configure make make install
should be it. Note that you need stable 7.10.21 or later.
Calling VIPS functions from your own code
If you want to use the VIPS library with some code that you are writing:
Set the two environment variables:
export VIPSHOME=/usr/local export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
You may want to add those commands to your profile (in
The following command will give you some information about the includes and libraries that you need to include:
pkg-config vips-7.10 --cflags --libs
The Hello World page has some test code for checking your build system.