[Gmsh] Addendum: Possible bug in CMakeLists.txt script?: Stack size not set to 16 MB and Win32icon.res not linked for MinGW builds

Trevor Strickler trevor.strickler at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 21:41:37 CET 2010

Well I accidentally sent the previous message before I was completely
finished editing it:  Here it is with minor modifications and polite


> I have successfully compiled Gmsh in the MinGW  platform for Windows. I
> choose MinGW because cygwin builds will rely on a cygwin dll (and
> -mno-cygwin option has been removed from new releases of gcc), and I do not
> feel inclined to purchase MS VC. Anyway, I discovered that the
> CMakeLists.txt file you distribute with Gmsh does not create makefiles for
> MinGW that tell the linker to set the stack size to 16 MB, nor does it link
> the Win32icon.  I made a modification that will allow that to happen.  I
> added the following elseif statement to the code block in the cmake script
> that is in charge of setting the stacksize for windows builds:
> STREQUAL "MinGW Makefiles" OR

             CMAKE_GENERATOR  STREQUAL "Eclipse CDT4 - MinGW Makefiles" )

>   set_target_properties(gmsh PROPERTIES LINK_FLAGS
>      "-Wl,--stack,16777216
> ${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/Fltk/Win32Icon.res
>      -mwindows")
> Anyway, thank you for creating gmsh and I hope this information helps.

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