I have been trying to compile open source projects since past few months with no success. I just don't know how to go about the entire thing. Readings over the internet have not helped much.
Some come with ./Configure and a Makefile while others with only a Makefile. How to use them to generate executables (or they have some other purpose :?:).
My machine currently has:
- Windows XP
- Mingw Compiler for C/C++
Do I need any other software?