To build EcoLab using MXE, you first need to build MXE by cloning the mxe repository, and building everything:
git clone https://github.com/highperformancecoder/mxe.git cd mxe make PATH=$PATH:`pwd`/usr/binNow you can build ecolab by building in the toplevel source directory:
make MXE=1If you need to build additional third party packages, such as unuran, install these into
$HOME/usr/mxeIt is generally quite easy to build packages for MXE if they use autogen, cmake or qmake Makefile generators.
To run a MXE-built ecolab executable, copy the entire Ecolab source
directory with the MXE binaries to your windows system. Then run
install.bat, which installs the TCL libraries required to
support Eco Lab in the standard APPDATA location on Windows. Then
you can run Eco Lab as usual from any command line tool (Cygwin not
required, X-windows not required).
Whilst MXE can be used to build Eco Lab models for running, using Cygwin is a lot simpler. However, MXE is useful for building standalone applications that use the Eco Lab library, such as Minsky.