You may say I’m in love with shell-fm, and that’s pretty much true since I’m in love with Last.fm, so in love that I want it (shell-fm) also on Windows systems.
Now it’s time to do the installation on a completely development-tools free system. Unlike debian and mac os x, there’s no gcc, make and so on. BAD, really BAD (the whole process is gonna be a 30 minute work, shame on you Windows!)
Let’s try to fix it installing a Unix-like environment with Cygwin!
That’s it, download&install Cygwin.
During installation be sure to select to install at least these packages(use the search toolbar):
libao (all that you can find),
then hit next and let the tool install the unix system for you.
Begin downloading shell-fm with git.
As for the mac version, install libmad manually, giving a
(version may differ or maybe not, it’s an old project) in a cygwin terminal session and then ‘unzipp it’ with
tar -zxvf libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz
then procede with the usual process of ./configure , make e make install ( not as root, cygwin does not have a root user).
Go here for libmad installation process and shell-fm installation process: now that we have a unix system with cygwin it’s is pretty much the same thing on windows too
The only thing to do is to copy libmad libraries into the right place, like so:
cp * /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/3.4.4/
and then do make of shell-fm, and make install.
Now a bunch of images during the process. Enjoy!
Morrissey with a cat on his head