Building pinentry on Windows 7

Nikola Radovanovic Nikola.Radovanovic at
Wed Oct 23 13:26:45 CEST 2013

Thank you very much for your answers, I will try all solutions and after that let you know of the outcome.

Best regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Andre Heinecke [mailto:andre.heinecke at] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:47 AM
To: gnupg-users at
Cc: Werner Koch; Nikola Radovanovic
Subject: Re: Building pinentry on Windows 7


On Wednesday 23 October 2013 10:14:37 Werner Koch wrote:
> However, unless you only want the really ugly native pinentry you need 
> to install lots of libraries first.  Thus using the gpg4win installer 
> framework is easier.

I've recently played around with MXE ( ) which is another cross compilation environment that aims to provide an easy way to handle dependencys for Windows.

To build a static pinentry-qt4 with it you can just set it up as documented on their homepage. Drop the attached in mxe/src/ and do "make pinentry"

Worked like a charm for me on a debian wheezy system.


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