Section: Wine Developers Manual (1)
Updated: Jan 2012
winemaker - generate a build infrastructure for compiling Windows programs on Unix
] [ --backup
] [ --nosource-fix
] [ --mfc
] ] [ -Idir
] [ -Pdir
] [ -idll
] [ -Ldir
] [ -llibrary
] [ --nomsvcrt
] [ --interactive
] [ --single-target name
] [ --nogenerated-files
is a perl script designed to help you bootstrap the
process of converting your Windows sources to Winelib programs.
In order to do this winemaker can perform the following operations:
- rename your source files and directories to lowercase in the event they
got all uppercased during the transfer.
- perform DOS to Unix (CRLF to LF) conversions.
- scan the include statements and resource file references to replace the
backslashes with forward slashes.
- during the above step winemaker will also perform a case insensitive search
of the referenced file in the include path and rewrite the include statement
with the right case if necessary.
- winemaker will also check other more exotic issues like #pragma pack
usage, use of afxres.h in non MFC projects, and more. Whenever it
encounters something out of the ordinary, it will warn you about it.
- winemaker can also scan a complete directory tree at once, guess what are
the executables and libraries you are trying to build, match them with
source files, and generate the corresponding Makefile.
- finally winemaker will generate a global Makefile for normal use.
- winemaker knows about MFC-based project and will generate customized files.
- winemaker can read existing project files. It supports dsp, dsw, vcproj and sln files.
Disable the printing of the banner.
Perform a backup of all the modified source files. This is the default.
Do not backup modified source files.
Do no try to fix the source files (e.g. DOS to Unix
conversion). This prevents complaints if the files are readonly.
Rename all files and directories to lowercase.
Only rename files and directories that have an all uppercase name.
So HELLO.C would be renamed but not World.c.
Do not rename files and directories to lower case. Note
that this does not prevent the renaming of a file if its extension cannot
be handled as is, e.g. ".Cxx". This is the default.
When the file corresponding to an include statement (or other form of file reference
for resource files) cannot be found, convert that filename to lowercase. This is the default.
Do not modify the include statement if the referenced file cannot be found.
- --guiexe | --windows
Assume a graphical application when an executable target or a target of
unknown type is found. This is the default.
- --cuiexe | --console
Assume a console application when an executable target or a target of
unknown type is found.
Assume a dll when a target of unknown type is found, i.e. when winemaker is unable to
determine whether it is an executable, a dll, or a static library,
Assume a static library when a target of unknown type is found, i.e. when winemaker is
unable to determine whether it is an executable, a dll, or a static library,
Specify that the targets are MFC based. In such a case winemaker adapts
the include and library paths accordingly, and links the target with the
Specify that targets are not MFC-based. This option disables use of MFC libraries
even if winemaker encounters files stdafx.cpp or stdafx.h that would cause it
to enable MFC automatically if neither --nomfc nor --mfc was specified.
Add the specified macro definition to the global list of macro definitions.
Append the specified directory to the global include path.
Append the specified directory to the global dll path.
Add the Winelib library to the global list of Winelib libraries to import.
Append the specified directory to the global library path.
Add the specified library to the global list of libraries to link with.
Do not use the standard set of Winelib libraries for imports.
That is, any DLL your code uses must be explicitly passed with -i options.
The standard set of libraries is: odbc32.dll, odbccp32.dll, ole32.dll,
oleaut32.dll and winspool.drv.
Set some options to tell winegcc not to compile against msvcrt.
Use this option if you have cpp-files that include <string>.
Use interactive mode. In this mode winemaker will ask you to
confirm the list of targets for each directory, and then to provide directory and
target specific options.
- --single-target name
Specify that there is only one target, called name.
Generate the Makefile. This is the default.
Do not generate the Makefile.
Generate a 32-bit target. This is useful on wow64 systems.
Without that option the default architecture is used.
Here is a typical winemaker use:
$ winemaker --lower-uppercase -DSTRICT .
The above tells winemaker to scan the current directory and its
subdirectories for source files. Whenever if finds a file or directory which
name is all uppercase, it should rename it to lowercase. It should then fix
all these source files for compilation with Winelib and generate Makefiles.
The -DSTRICT specifies that the STRICT macro must be set when compiling
these sources. Finally a Makefile will be created.
The next step would be:
If at this point you get compilation errors (which is quite likely for a
reasonably sized project) then you should consult the Winelib User Guide to
find tips on how to resolve them.
For an MFC-based project you would have to run the following commands instead:
$ winemaker --lower-uppercase --mfc .
For an existing project-file you would have to run the following commands:
$ winemaker myproject.dsp
TODO / BUGS
In some cases you will have to edit the Makefile
or source files manually.
Assuming that the windows executable/library is available, we could
use winedump to determine what kind of executable it is (graphical
or console), which libraries it is linked with, and which functions it
exports (for libraries). We could then restore all these settings for the
corresponding Winelib target.
Furthermore winemaker is not very good at finding the library containing the
executable: it must either be in the current directory or in the
winemaker does not support message files and the message compiler yet.
Bugs can be reported on the
Wine bug tracker
François Gouget for CodeWeavers
Dimitrie O. Paun
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