Problems building wmx

eklirmr at wanadoo.fr eklirmr at wanadoo.fr
Thu Feb 12 03:27:58 PST 2004


On Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 11:24:17PM +1300, Simon Geard wrote:
> eklirmr at wanadoo.fr wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 05:43:07PM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > 
> > > ...
> > > These sorts of errors in _old_ c++ programs are common under modern
> > > versions of gcc.  I'm not familiar with wmx, but in general it's a
> > > good idea to use the _latest_ stable release, and if you still have
> > > problems try a prerelease or CVS version.  gcc-3.3 and later is much
> > > more picky about compliance with standards in c++.
> > > 
> > 
> > Hi Ken,
> > 
> > Thanks for your reply.  Unfortunately there isn't a more recent
> > release of wmx as far as I can see.  I've tried posting to the wmx
> > list as well but my mails got returned.  Maybe the program just isn't
> > maintained any more (pity).
> 
> You're in luck - that 'default argument' error is one of the fairly
> common problems with older code running under gcc3, and I was bored
> enough to download the wmx source and try fixing it. With the attached
> patch, it compiled fine on my machine with gcc 3.3.1 (it also fixes the
> warnings in Buttons.C).
> 

Thanks Simon, that works fine on my machine too!

> Feel free to pass the patch on to the maintainers of the program, if
> it is actually maintained...

Yesterday I e-mailed the wmx list-owner to ask if the list was still
active.  Up till now I haven't had a reply, but if and when I do, I'll
certainly pass on your patch.

Best wishes

Paul


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