Am 2/25/2013 7:54, schrieb Junio C Hamano:
> Ramsay Jones <> writes:
>> As I mentioned recently, while discussing a cygwin specific patch
>> (see "Version 1.8.1 does not compile on Cygwin 1.7.14" thread), the
>> MSVC build is broken for me.
>> The first 4 patches fix the MSVC build for me. The final patch is
>> not really related to fixing the build, but it removed some make
>> warnings which were quite irritating ...
>> Note that I used the Makefile, with the Visual C++ 2008 command
>> line compiler on Windows XP (SP3), to build a vanilla git on MinGW.
>> I'm not subscribed to the msysgit mailing list, nor do I follow the
>> msysgit fork of git, so these patches may conflict with commits in
>> their repository.
> Did anything further happen to this topic in the Windows land?

I successfully built with MSVC with these patches (but I am not using the
result anywhere nor did I attempt to run the test suite).

More importantly, I'm using git on Windows ("MinGW flavor") with these
patches in production, so there are no obvious regressions.

Feel free to add my

Tested-by: Johannes Sixt <>

but if you don't have the patches around, I can resend them.

-- Hannes
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