REQUEST FOR TESTERS: `devel/mingw32-gcc'
stephen at math.missouri.edu
Sun Mar 29 12:31:48 PDT 2009
Coleman Kane wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-03-28 at 20:37 -0500, Stephen Montgomery-Smith wrote:
>> Coleman Kane wrote:
>>> I haven't seen any activity on the above email, and I am curious if:
>>> 1) It was missed (and this really does affect people)
>>> 2) Nobody cross-compiles using the mingw32-* ports (it is really very
>>> 3) Nobody really cares that mingw32-gcc will move from 3.4.5 --> 4.2.0
>>> Please, if this affects you test out the above port tarball! Otherwise,
>>> this will end up going in and not take into account any problems that
>>> might arise in your environment.
>>> Coleman Kane
>> I just saw that this message is about two years old, and that the commit
>> must have been made years ago.
>> Sorry for the noise.
> Thanks. It was handled off-line and we did the upgrade.
Still, the mingw32 port is really rather impressive. When I first
thought of cross compiling for Windows, I started by reading the online
documentation at the mingw32 web sites. It was quite unreadable, giving
one no place to start. I still wouldn't know how to cross compile for
Windows under Linux.
By contrast, the mingw32 ports in FreeBSD simply worked out of the box,
and it was a tremendous relief to see how effective and simple it was.
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