Thank you for your help! I am also running Windows XP
It seems like the Windows Build directions were written back when Subversion was used instead of Git. I am concerned that the instructions use Subversion instead of Git, but I did the best I could to follow them. (I ended up copying the ETL, synfig-core, and synfig-studio folders from the current Git repository to the folder detailed in the instructions)
I made it to the configuration section of the Windows build instructions, wiki.synfig.org/wiki/Dev:Buildin … figuration
I found that I needed the three “auxillary packages,” ImageMagick, Subversion, and NSIS. I am assuming I want Git instead of Subversion. I had trouble understanding if I had properly installed ImageMagick, and I haven’t tried NSIS.
I skipped installing ImageMagick and NSIS and moved to the BuildOrder section (wiki.synfig.org/wiki/Dev:Buildin … uild_Order) to give the OpenEXR script a shot, and as expected, I was told that I was missing ImageMagick, whose directory was depicted in the synbuild.conf file. I have tried to install ImageMagick in the past, and I remember the headache it gave me back then
It was at that time that I decided to call it a day, mainly because those build instructions were meant to be used with Subversion.
I guess if I were to ask for tips, they would be:
Is there a trick to install ImageMagick on Windows?
Is there an issue with how the Synfig source files are organized in Git that makes them incompatible with these instructions?
Is #2 easily fixed by modifying the .source, .sh, and .pat files?
I hope I’m not being overwhelming by dropping all this information here. Sorry in advance if I am.