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[Mingw-msys] Re: Re: Howto obtain a full Windows path from a shell command?

On 12/3/2009 15:48, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Teemu Nätkinniemi wrote:
>>> BTW, the MSYS Phoenix project is already using a version of
>>> gcc-3.4.x to
> Oops. I meant gcc-3.2.3 here.
>>> build msys apps, and they also have an experimental gcc-4.x
>>> version
> And I meant gcc-3.4.4 here.
>>> (but
>>> it has no C++ support).  AFTER mingw-get is rolled
>>> out, and the "new"
>>> modularized MSYS/MinGW distribution has some time to
>>> stabilize, I'll
>>> look into grabbing the MSYS Phoenix compiler -- but doing
>>> so would
>>> require recompiling and updating ALL of the MSYS packages
>>> (not to
>>> mention some significant changes wrt gettext/libintl and
>>> libiconv). I'm
>>> definitely not ready to tackle that just yet.
>> Here's the GCC 3.4.4 for MSYS, with g++ compiled in. No
>> patch included as I basically replaced all __CYGWIN__ with
>> __MSYS__ and copied necessary files to gcc/config/i386 from
>> the original MSYS GCC 2.95.3.
>> http://www.mediafire.com/?ngnrewkzz2i
>> GCC 3.2.3 on Phoenix' website works quite nicely as I've managed
>> to build a working MSYS dll with it.
>> http://www.cadforte.com/msys.html
> I'm a little confused. The MSYS Phoenix website credits you, Teemu, for
> the updated gcc "C" builds (presumably both 3.2.3 and 3.4.4), but Jon_y
> takes credit for the libstdc++ support -- which, on that page, means
> only g++-3.2.3.
> But if it was as easy as you say -- just s/__CYGWIN__/__MSYS__/ -- then
> (a) why didn't you do that for both of your contributions, originally;
> that is, why did Jon_y have to do it for you, for 3.2.3? (b) and while
> he was doing that, why didn't he go ahead do the same for g++-3.4.4?
> I suspect the answer to these questions is, "There was more to the port
> than that".  But -- I can't tell without a lot more investigation
> (basically, redo-ing your/Jon_y's porting effort myself).  I don't have
> time for that right now (and besides, the MSYS distro is not yet ready
> for that wholesale change, either)...


I can't remember clearly, but I think I just built the C and C++ 
frontend ootb from Teemu's tarball, so it was Teemu who did most of the 
poking work. I'm not sure why xeno credited me, maybe I forgot why...

Anyway, long story short, I did not have time to maintain an updated 
MSYS toolchain, so I've gradually forgotten about it. Sorry, I did not 
take any notes while rebuilding the toolchain.

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