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building v8 using mingw on windows

By default v8 only builds on MSVC for Windows. It also supports building with mingw, but it is not documented anywhere and I’ve lost some time finding how. So here it is, easy steps for whoever needs it. Prerequisites 1. … Continue reading

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Exporting html to excel 2003 and 2007 using utf-8

Using html in Excel is very usefull, because it allows to do easy reporting with nice features like colors, tabular formatting, etc. First we need to output some headers so the browser will open the ouput with Excel. This works … Continue reading

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exceptions and threads with mingw

If you’re having trouble using exceptions and threads with MingW, here is the solution: 1. Add these compiler options: -mthreads (enable exception support in threads) -fexceptions (enable exception handling) 2. Get the latest version of gcc (I have the 4.4.0, … Continue reading

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Using dynamic canvas creation with google excanvas using IE

When you are using IE and ExplorerCanvas, dynamically created canvas with document.createElement are not working. They’re are not extending the ExplorerCanvas functionnality by default. Include this script after excanvas.js in your html header to extend the created element at creation: … Continue reading

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