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Re: RFC: mingw32 cross compiler in Debian

#include <overfiend.h>  // I read -devel

On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 01:41:19AM +0100, Torsten Landschoff wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2001 at 05:54:34AM -0800, Ron wrote:
> > I'm currently packaging such a beast (Linux -> Doze cross compiler)
> > (to cut a long story short, for reasons related to giving lost souls
> > a path out of hell..)
> > 
> > The big question then is whether or not we should have it in the archive.
> > It's DFSG free (a gcc port), more info at www.mingw32.org.
> Isn't it also able of building Windows binaries? That would be quite
> nice since I would need something like that for the next LinuxLand
> Debian box (graphical interface to rawrite etc. :))

Yes.  Actually that is the whole point of having it as a cross compiler.

One thing I'd like to promote is the possibility for people working on
cross platform code (that need to release windows binaries of their work
to the suffering hordes) to do most all their development under Debian.

I'm the wxWindows maintainer, and one angle of this is you can develop
Linux native apps with the possibility of easily releasing a windows build
as a migration path for users/customers that have yet to see the light.
Users of other XP kits such as SDL could benefit likewise from a reduced
dependency on that other build environment.

Given the lack of vitriolic objection (so far:)  Consider this an ITP.

I'll post a more formal one to wnpp later.


(ps. yes it works for C and C++)

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