XForms: Request for help using XForms for Win32

From: J. Czaplicki (cgeorge@ipbs.fr)
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 09:36:22 EDT

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from "J. Czaplicki" <cgeorge@ipbs.fr> :

    Greetings everyone,

    I have been using XForms on an SGI workstation for a long time now. I find
    it an excellent software package. So far, I haven’t had any major problems.
    As for the minor ones, this Forum is a great source of information.

    Recently, I have been asked to port one of my Unix applications to the PC
    platform. That’s when my problems started. And that’s why I would like to
    ask for your help now.

    I figured that instead of rewriting thousands of lines of code, it is a
    better idea to install XForms on a PC and recompile the whole program. I
    got myself the newest Win32 version of the XForms library (v88.1), along
    with the X11 stuff and the X-Win32v5 server. On the side of the PC, I have
    Win9x and Visual C++.

    To make a long story short: the demos generally compile, but some won't
    link. Here are typical examples of the error output:

    - in boxtype.c: unresolved symbol _fl_vmode
    - in canvas.c: unresolved symbols _fl_display, _fl_state, _fl_vmode
    - in freedraw.c: unresolved symbols _fl_state, _fl_vmode

    All these symbols appear in the forms.h file, but somehow there is still
    something missing there.

    If a demo compiles and links, the code seems to work in most cases. But for
    demo.exe I got: 'spawn failed’ error on the console…

    Has anyone had similar experience? Is this a problem of the server, the
    code, or the Windows ? Last but not least, what to do next?

    I know that Windows is by no means a favorite platform here (and I
    understand it perfectly). Nevertheless, I would appreciate some hints from
    those who have already solved this problem. Thank you very much in advance
    for your input.


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