Re: [Mingw-msys] Copying mingw/msys installation to another computer
- Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:26:27 +0200
- From: Ralph Engels <ralphengels@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Mingw-msys] Msys 2 Work in progress
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I havent dropped the project but im still a bit short of c++ knowladge
i started a long time ago with pure C and in a totally different
direction (game development) i did pick up some substantial knowladge
about gcc autotools and gnu compilers over the years though (im no
richard stallman though) ;).
The work on my port so far was making a native msys environment to
avoid the need for cross compiling and for that it works quite fine.
What remains are things such as support for the win32 version of mingw
instead of cygwins mingw.
- From what i gathered speaking to Earnie and others the vital part of
that seems to be the msys_p2w function but i ran into a few roadblocks
implementing it since the functions where it was used have changed
Also cygwin seems to have a new funtion which does atleast part of
what the msys_p2w function did in the cygwin_conv_path function but
missing the support for the mingw compiler. My thoughts on this is it
might be possible to modify the existing function to implement the
missing functionality from msys_p2w, but i might be wrong so ideas are
As for native symlinks id propose to keep them as they do come in handy,
but support for older OS such as win9x would not be able to use this
advantage, but i hope noone uses these for anything besides retro
gaming boxes theses days anyway :).
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