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Hi @elpie89 good work getting as far as you did, I'm having a look right now and I can see why it certainly isn't easy to get setup!
Right off the bat, I had issues trying to find an install for Windows on MinGW 32-bit, which did you use?
Here's some considerations I encountered, that must all go right, but can all go wrong:
I found a few of guides on how to get
libcurl running on Windows.
Which are both a little inaccurate and didn't lead me anywhere.
I started a Wiki page about it, let's exhaust every option until we find a good solution. At this point, I have no idea how to get it running.
Oh, and one more thing, the
.a file you were using yesterday, are you sure that wasn't a Linux file? It looks like the
.a is to Linux what
.lib is to Windows; static libraries, whereas
.so is the equivalent on Linux to what
.dll is on Windows; a dynamic libraries.
How exactly these differ I don't know, that is probably a whole other discussion.
I'm also considering whether Windows really is the easier platform to learn C upon, it might be a better idea to get familiar with Linux and use that as a learning platform.
curl-config.shetc. There's loads of stuff new to me here.
winhttp.libthough, not sure where to find it, looks like it might not be included with MinGW