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Subject: RE: setup changes to build standalone
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Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 15:11:53 +1000
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu] 
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 2:12 PM
 
 
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingwrep/
 
Thanks.
  
> >>I wonder if we need a "mingw-libs" package.
> >>
> > 
> > Yes, please, please, yes. I would really really love it if 
> some of the 
> > common libs (zlib, bz2lib, stdc++) where available in a setup.exe 
> > installable pacakge.
> 
> 
> Yes, I like this too -- but I'm nervous about it growing ridiculously 
> large.  What if (eventually) setup.ini turns into XML?  Do we put a 
> mingw build of libxml into 'mingw-libs'?  How far does this go? 
> (visions of full{mingw}.exe)

glib + foo + bar + ...

If this sort of expansion were to occur, I'd suggest we take the
split-setup option and have a bootstrapping setup that is essentially
what we have today, but is only run once - ever. Then after that a
maintenance setup that is able to use cygwin linked tools.
 
> OTOH, we've already discussed (and discarded, thank g-d) the idea of 
> (for instance) the zlib maintainer providing both a 
> cygwin-setup-installable zlib package (/usr/bin/cygz.dll, 
> /usr/lib/libz.[dll|a]) and a cygwin-setup-installable 
> mingw-zlib package 
> (/usr/bin/mgwz.dll, /usr/lib/mingw/libz.[dll|a]).  Ditto 
> bzip2, libxml, 
> ...  we are not a mingw-porting factory.

Agreed.
 
> whatever happened to the idea of an official cygwin package, that 
> contained a true cygwin-host, mingw-target cross compiler?  Didn't 
> somebody or other volunteer to provide that?

I recall Danny talking about a gcc v 3.1 for April, but I'm not sure if
he meant as a cygwin package or as something else...
 
> > It really depends on what you want to do. Some stuff it does
> > spectalularly well, some things it has trouble with. With the 'cross
> > compiling but not' approach, it would almost certainly have 
> some trouble
> > :}.
> 
> see above, true cross compiler...

Yup. In fact gcc -mno-cygwin is close enough that automake won't be
confused... as long as it's told --host= :}.

Rob

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