From: Paolo Molaro [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > From the README.win32 in glib's sources: > > For more information about the port or GLib, GTk+ and the GIMP to > native Windows, and pre-built binary packages, see > http://www.iki.fi/tml/gimp/win32/ . "Native" means that we use the > Win32 API only, and not any POSIX emulation layer except that provided > by the Microsoft runtime C library. Additionally the pthreads > emulation library is used. Apologies for the red herring - Glib clearly is available for Windows, at least. While this is good for me, the whole issue is fairly far off-topic for this list now. Sorry for the waste of bandwidth that my failure to research things properly has caused. Paul.