GLFW in Cygwin installation


Hi, I´m new with c++ and trying to install GLFW in Cygwin. But when compile it shows this error:
inicio.cpp:(.text+0xe): undefined reference to `glfwInit’

I searched for more than one day and I´m still lost.

*I Downloaded Windows 64 binaries.


Note that Visual Studio has a free community edition and using this would be my recommended approach for building applications on Windows.

For Cygwin, I can’t offer detailed help as I am insufficiently familiar with it. Perhaps have a look at this tutorial:


I really appreciate your help. The page really help me. I Just got one error now.

/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-cygwin/6.4.0/…/…/…/…/x86_64-pc-cygwin/lib/…/lib/libglfw3.a(init.c.obj):init.c:(.text+0x50): undefined reference to `__ms_vsnprintf’

Still reading on internet about this problem. Hope can find out today.

Thanks a lot !


The latest cygwin X11 server automatically uses the native windows WGL drivers so you can now build on cygwin using the same cmake build process as for linux or macosx:

The standard build will make a static library but you can also build the shared library version but then you’ll need to be sure that the generated dll is in the path. Hope this helps.