Resources for “Developing for Windows on Linux”

Command-Line Options for Debugging with Wine:

GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) Source Code:

Linux Journal FTP Site:

MinGW: a collection of freely available and freely distributable Windows specific header files and import libraries combined with GNU toolsets:

MinGW “Related Sites” Page (more Win32 tools):

Petzold, Charles. Programming Windows, Fifth Edition. Microsoft Press. 1999.

The home page for the IRC channel #winprog offers a useful Win32 tutorial:



Joey Bernard has a background in both physics and computer science. This serves him well in his day job as a computational research consultant at the University of New Brunswick. He also teaches computational physics and parallel programming.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Re: Resources for Developing for Windows on Linux

Guenhwyvar's picture

My compiler had an error of too few arguments and I had to modify the error box as follows:

if (!RegisterClass(&wndclass)) {
MessageBox(NULL,TEXT("This program requires Windows NT."),NULL,MB_OK);
return 0;

Per the MSDN web page:

Re: Resources for Developing for Windows on Linux

Guenhwyvar's picture
White Paper
Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI

Linux has become a key foundation for supporting today's rapidly growing IT environments. Linux is being used to deploy business applications and databases, trading on its reputation as a low-cost operating environment. For many IT organizations, Linux is a mainstay for deploying Web servers and has evolved from handling basic file, print, and utility workloads to running mission-critical applications and databases, physically, virtually, and in the cloud. As Linux grows in importance in terms of value to the business, managing Linux environments to high standards of service quality — availability, security, and performance — becomes an essential requirement for business success.

Learn More

Sponsored by Red Hat

White Paper
Private PaaS for the Agile Enterprise

If you already use virtualized infrastructure, you are well on your way to leveraging the power of the cloud. Virtualization offers the promise of limitless resources, but how do you manage that scalability when your DevOps team doesn’t scale? In today’s hypercompetitive markets, fast results can make a difference between leading the pack vs. obsolescence. Organizations need more benefits from cloud computing than just raw resources. They need agility, flexibility, convenience, ROI, and control.

Stackato private Platform-as-a-Service technology from ActiveState extends your private cloud infrastructure by creating a private PaaS to provide on-demand availability, flexibility, control, and ultimately, faster time-to-market for your enterprise.

Learn More

Sponsored by ActiveState