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commit 8aaba500713df6d0ccd806caff4f24f4c9fcce49
Author: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <>
Date:   Sun Mar 11 22:34:07 2018 +0100

    gnu: mingw-w64: Fix home page and avoid further confusion.
    MinGW-w64 was forked (in rather dramatic fashion) from the original
    MinGW.  The two projects remain distinct and MinGW-w64 seems by far the
    actively developed of the two.
    * gnu/packages/mingw.scm (mingw-w64)[home-page]: Point to the correct
    upstream.  Use HTTPS.
    [description]: Expand and briefly note the relationship between the
    two projects.  Use @dfn.
 gnu/packages/mingw.scm | 16 ++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gnu/packages/mingw.scm b/gnu/packages/mingw.scm
index c7bc5c0..cd58883 100644
--- a/gnu/packages/mingw.scm
+++ b/gnu/packages/mingw.scm
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
 ;;; GNU Guix --- Functional package management for GNU
 ;;; Copyright © 2016 Jan Nieuwenhuizen <>
+;;; Copyright © 2018 Tobias Geerinckx-Rice <>
 ;;; This file is part of GNU Guix.
@@ -76,9 +77,16 @@
        #:make-flags (list "DEFS=-DHAVE_CONFIG_H -D__MINGW_HAS_DXSDK=1")
        #:tests? #f ; compiles and includes glibc headers
        #:strip-binaries? #f))
-    (home-page "";)
+    (home-page "";)
     (synopsis "Minimalist GNU for Windows")
-    (description "MinGW provides a complete programming tool set which is
-suitable for the development of native MS-Windows applications, and which does
-not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime dlls.")
+    (description
+     "Minimalist GNU for Windows (@dfn{MinGW}) is a complete software
+development environment for creating native Microsoft Windows applications.
+It includes a set of Windows-specific header files and static import libraries
+which enable the use of the Windows API.  It does not rely on any third-party C
+runtime dynamic-link libraries (@dfn{DLL}s).
+Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original project and provides
+several new APIs such as DirectX and DDK, and 64-bit support.")
     (license license:fdl1.3+)))

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