Re: MAXSDK CYGWIN setup issue

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July 8, 2011 | 4:47 am

Taking a look at that file a little more reminds me of all the Getting Started guides (I’m trying to setup a VST SDK as well) I’ve looked at in the past week. They assume I have more experience with the setting up something like this than I actually do.

I know how to program C++ in a unix environment, but I’ve never had to set one up. So I’m running into walls very often because of those assumptions and because some guides seem to be erroneous with respect to which file/directory to work in (see below), probably because they are copied from older versions without a thorough check.

(my above rant is not directed at any particular or group of developers; I am just getting over some frustrations; I know there are some necessary hurdles to get over, and that I will be fine if I simply keep trudging onward)

That said, I would like to discuss my progress.

After going through the text file several times, I finally am beginning to get this whole set up business. I do have some questions about it though: what is with Step 3 in the Environment Set Up part? I get what fstab is for, but does it need to be copied, and what other Mount-points should I be adding? Also, I don’t have Perl, but I am guessing that’s just an example. Finally, I couldn’t find that full version of MinGW, why is that version that must be installed?

So I was not ready to go through with it, so I began to research -mno-cygwin. I eventually made it to, and after noticing that "simplemax.c" was in another dir, I realized that was what you were trying to tell me all along. It worked, but I was a little bummed to see that the xpatch did not do much.

Anyways, I want to set up an environment in Eclipse, which I have also been getting the hang of. So I will make a new post as needed when I get that going. I am unsure of whether to stick with the Cygwin using gcc-3 and risk things not working the way I expect in the future, and trying MinGW out. Any suggestions or experience with either of these two in Eclipse for Max dev would be most appreciated