winemaker - generate a build infrastructure for compiling Windows
programs on Unix
winemaker [ --nobanner ] [ --backup | --nobackup ] [ --nosource-fix ]
[ --lower-none | --lower-all | --lower-uppercase ]
[ --lower-include | --nolower-include ] [ --mfc | --nomfc ]
[ --guiexe | --windows | --cuiexe | --console | --dll | --lib ]
[ -Dmacro[=defn] ] [ -Idir ] [ -Pdir ] [ -idll ] [ -Ldir ] [
[ --nodlls ] [ --nomsvcrt ] [ --interactive ] [ --single-target name
[ --generated-files ] [ --nogenerated-files ] ]
[ --wine32 ]
work_directory | project_file | workspace_file
winemaker 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
- 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
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.
--dll 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,
--lib 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,
--mfc 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 MFC library.
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
-Idir Append the specified directory to the global include path.
-Pdir Append the specified directory to the global dll path.
-idll Add the Winelib library to the global list of Winelib libraries
-Ldir Append the specified directory to the global library path.
Add the specified library to the global list of libraries to
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.
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
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
$ winemaker --lower-uppercase --mfc .
For an existing project-file you would have to run the following
$ winemaker myproject.dsp
TODO / BUGS
In some cases you will have to edit the Makefile or source files
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 LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
winemaker does not support message files and the message compiler yet.
Bugs can be reported on the Wine bug tracker ⟨http://bugs.winehq.org⟩.
François Gouget for CodeWeavers
Dimitrie O. Paun
winemaker is part of the Wine distribution, which is available through
WineHQ, the Wine development headquarters ⟨http://www.winehq.org/⟩.
Wine documentation and support ⟨http://www.winehq.org/help⟩.