[PATCH] 1.1.42 / Win32 MinGW compilation errors.

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Sat, 30 Aug 2003 12:07:09 +0200

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003 16:08:25 +0200, Ludovic LANGE said:

> Hello Werner,
> It's the first time I hear about MinGW32/CPD, which seems to be a

I has been used since ever for GnuPG's windows version.

> please redirect me to it. What is the relationship with the official
> MinGW32 development ? )

Mingw32/CPD is much older than mingw.org.  It stems directly from
Colin Peter's mingw32.  Sadly the mingw.org developers are not
interested in it and never replied to any mail asking to join efforts.

> Therefore I think that also supporting MinGW32 could be a good
> idea. From what I understood, MinGW32/CPD 's goal is the same as
> MinGW32 (win32), so the differences between the two should be minimal,

No they aren't.  From time to time I add fixes to the runtime to make
development easier.  That is, the primary goal is no build native
Windows programs from POSIX like sources.  

If I can help folks to make it run under Windows I usually do so as
long as there are only minimal changes to the code required.  Extra
source code branches for another toolkit are not possible.  As said,
changing __MINGW21__ to _WIN32 is possible and Moritz or I will do it
eventually.  This should make it easier to keep versions/patches in
sync to make it build on mingw.org.



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