HowTo compile on Win32 with MinGW
List of things you need to compile aMule
Note: Some of these require manually moving includes/libs into the right directories.
Common guidelines, issues, solutions
Generally, compile wxMSW as static library. This avoids several linker issues, and provides you with static binary.
Link statically against zlib, curl and wxMSW to avoid distributing extranous DLLs (and generally make life simpler). At this point, this requires manually hacking src/Makefile (after running configure) and changing the necessary -l*** places to paths to static libraries.
You need to modify wx/setup.h file by hand (after installing wx) and change wxCheckListBox to 0 (or, alternativly, configure wx with --without-checklistbox). Probably there's a better way around this, but I can't think of any right now.
Why don't distribute a compiled version?
Oh! Please compile it - it will be so much easier....
Compiling with MinGW Studio
Since the 2004/07/17, you can find in CVS the file amule.msp which is the project file relative to the MinGW Studio IDE (Free and under GPL at http://www.parinya.ca/ and shipped with precompiled wxMSW).
Yes, I know, "compile" is not the same as "work" ... But it is a great begining