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Re: jessie release goals

On 7 May 2013 05:38, Stephen Kitt <skitt@debian.org> wrote:
> Hi Wookey,
> On Tue, 7 May 2013 03:04:50 +0100, Wookey <wookey@wookware.org> wrote:
>> (just a decision to leave arch-independent headers in /usr/include and
>> move arch-dependent headers to /usr/include/triplet).
> Doesn't this limit us to cross-compiling only across Debian architectures? If
> we go for a full /usr/include/triplet split (in the same way as for
> libraries) we could support cross-compiling to anything with the same
> structure - I'm thinking MinGW-w64 here of course, but I imagine it would
> apply to other targets too, some of which are supported in Debian already
> using the /usr/triplet/include directories.

I for one believe that MinGW-w64 should become partial architectures
on debian (both 32 and 64bit variants... and arm?! =) ). Partial as it
would use linux kernel + wine for runtime. Having mingw as an arch
will greatly make it easier to provide an up-to-date archive of deb
package that one would reasonably would want to cross-compile against.
And with some luck and NSIS magic create .exe installers to
redistributed compiled packages to Windows.

I am patiently waiting for bug #606825 dpkg: Please add mingw to
ostable and triplettable. To be fixed. As well there is interest in
developing i686/x86_64-w64-mingw32 [1] port. And doko has also
informally voiced support for such a triplet name at last debconf.

[1] Yes, exactly these i686/x86_64-w64-mingw32 and not other proposed



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