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Re: Distributing program compiled with gcc on Cygwin to Windows users




Am 14.10.2018 um 23:20 schrieb hackerwiz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:
> Hello,
> 
> I have a program that uses X11/Motif and runs fine, within Cygwin/X on the PC it was compiled on.
> 
> What is the *minimum* required set of Cygwin libs and any other files I need to distribute along with, it to end-users who may just have Windows (and not Cygwin) installed?

I'm reasonably sure that that minimum set would effectively have to be
an actual Cygwin installation.  You'll need an X server, and that
requires a pretty complete Unix tool environment.

And that Cygwin environment will generally not transfer successfully
from one machine to another by just copying files.  You really have to
run the Cygwin setup program.

And that's before we consider what might happen to users who actually
_do_ already have a Cygwin installation on their machines.  Are you
prepared to explain to them why you interfered with those?


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