After you have downloaded wxWidgets, you need to compile it for your environment. This takes a while, so start it and then go get lunch.
You will have to use the MSYS window. You can find it in (Start / Programs / MSys / MSYS). This is a Unix-like environment in your windows computer.
Change to your wxWidgets directory:
The yellow/orange part should show something like:
/c/wxWidgets-2.6.3. If that is not the
case, make sure you've logged out and back in.
Next, configure wxWidgets for your system. Type (all in one line!):
./configure --enable-optimise --enable-stl --enable-unicode --disable-threads --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-monolithic
This takes a short while (on current computers about 5 minutes). So only grab a quick coke. It displays a lot, including warnings. It is very safe to just ignore those. When it is done it should show something like this (your output may be slightly different):
Configured wxWidgets 2.6.3 for `i686-pc-mingw32' Which GUI toolkit should wxWidgets use? msw Should wxWidgets be compiled into single library? yes Should wxWidgets be compiled in debug mode? no Should wxWidgets be linked as a shared library? no Should wxWidgets be compiled in Unicode mode? yes What level of wxWidgets compatibility should be enabled? wxWidgets 2.2 no wxWidgets 2.4 yes Which libraries should wxWidgets use? jpeg builtin png builtin regex builtin tiff builtin zlib builtin odbc no expat builtin libmspack no sdl no gnomeprint no hildon no
Now compile wxWidgets by running make:
This takes a long time (between 20 minutes and 1 hour on modern systems) and has lots of output. Don't wait for it. Go do something else in the mean time.