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Bug#602997: ITP: gcc-mingw-w64 -- The GNU Compiler Collection for MinGW-w64

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Stephen Kitt <steve@sk2.org>

* Package name    : gcc-mingw-w64
  Version         : 4.5.1
  Upstream Author : Free Software Foundation, Inc.
* URL             : http://www.gnu.org/software/gcc/
* License         : GPL 3, GFDL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : The GNU Compiler Collection for MinGW-w64

MinGW-w64 provides a development and runtime environment for 32- and
64-bit Windows applications using the GNU Compiler Collection (gcc).
This package contains the GNU Compiler Collection, supporting
cross-compiling to 32- and 64-bit MinGW-w64 targets.

I'm thinking of packaging this in relation to
http://bugs.debian.org/594371, my ITA for mingw-w64, because MinGW-w64
has an official set of triplets now so the existing gcc-mingw32
won't work. Since MinGW32 (now simply MinGW) is not MinGW-w64, it
seems preferable to have a different set of packages. MinGW-w64 itself
is useful in Debian notably because it will allow packaging newer
versions of Wine. See also http://bugs.debian.org/602996, my ITP for

The package uses the existing gcc-4.5-source package (but see also
http://bugs.debian.org/600502); the packaging work is available at

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