As there _any_ way I can compile a CrystalSpace app without having to resort to the whole Jam / Makefile mess?
I would've thought something like
$ gcc simple1.cpp `cs-config --cflags --cxxflags --libs`
would be enough. cs-config outputs this with those settings
-L/usr/local/lib -lcstool -lcsgfx -lcsgeom -lcsutil -lzlib -lm -L/D/CrystalSpaceLibs/lib -L/D/CrystalSpaceLibs/lib/mingw-gcc-3.4.2 -L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/lib/w32api -lgdi32 -lshell32
but all I get are a string of unresolved symbols. In both GNU/Linux & MingW/MSYS
First of all. Using jam is rather easy and it really is the best way to do this.
But about your problem. What errors are you getting exactly?