Win32 build

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jun 9 14:15:35 CEST 2004

On Wed, 09 Jun 2004 06:34:44 +0200, Marcus Brinkmann said:

> As far as I understand it the idea is to cross compile from GNU/Linux
> to MS Windows using GNU/Linux and Werner's hacked MingW.  I guess this

Just for the record: mingw32/cpd is older than the thing
used today.  They both stem from Colin Peter's orginal mingw32.

Marcus is right, we do not want to support anything else than
mingw32/cpd.  The reasons for this are: Less modifications to the
source, if something useful is missing we can add it to the
mingw32/cpd and we use the same build environment for all platforms.
This ain't no problem because that libgcrypt.dll shall be a
self-contained W32 API thing (except for the parts were we can't do it
(entropy gatherer)).

> is matched closer by Cygwin+MinGW.  I suggest not to bend over
> backwards to get it working in MSYS (unless you want to improve MSYS

There are subtle incompatibilities between the different environments
and you need to make sure that all parts of GnuPG are build in the
same environment.  A Cygwin GnuPG and a MSYS GPGME won't work in all


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