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    [UNRESOLVED] C++ and 'Make' - how to install new libraries in Windows?

    I'm still a novice at C++, and could use some assistance here.

    Every time I download a new API, Toolkit, Library, etc. I get a folder, (usually with the name of the library) that typically contains the following subfolders:

    "builds", "devel", "docs", "include", "objs", "src" and sometimes other folders like "tools", and "resources"

    The folder also typically includes some files with the 'make' prefix, usually one is an exe. I understand these can somehow be used to compile the source files and move the headers, dll's, and obj files to their appropriate locations, but i'm not quite sure how to use them.

    If someone can either give me, or link me to, an explanation for how you typically install a new library, and a little about whats going on, I'd be most appreciative!
    Last edited by Mikau; June 29th, 2008 at 02:50 AM.

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