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On Fri, Mar 02, 2018 at 11:54:43AM -0800, Alex Dubois wrote:
> I am trying to bring the build env up to date.
> MinGW was probably selected initially with the view to:
> 1- cross-compile some components which comes from linux
> 2- ensure no GPL lock-in (as initially these components were closed source)
> Would you now if this still apply or if the Unix stack is only used for file
> management (i.e. not compiling with gcc)? Cygwin would allow easier
> installation of python, bash, make, git in a single env.
AFAIK mingw is _not_ used for building any windows component in the
current version. See WIN_COMPILER option in Makefile.builder of each
component, and its description in builder-windows/Makefile.windows.
There was such attempt in the past, but we've abandoned it quite early.
What is used is msys, as a convenient bundled shell+git set.
Invisible Things Lab
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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