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Re: Windowed Libtools

From: Gary V . Vaughan
Subject: Re: Windowed Libtools
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 23:54:23 +0100

On Tuesday 15 May 2001 10:00 pm, Bruce Korb wrote:
> > > "Wont be able to develop ... libtool *ON WINDOWS* any more."
> >
> > So you're agreeing that the generated must support
> > Cygwin at least as well as the current release?
> Of course.

Okay.  False alarm then =)O|

> > (wait a minute, thats not exactly what I
> > meant, since the Cygwin port is broken at the moment :-/)
> "at least" means it may be better :-)

:-D :-D

> Please note:  there are several issues being conflated into
> one thread.
> 1.  Will libtool run on Windows?  Emphatically, as well as it
>     does now.  Nothing will happen that will break that.

1.5.  Will it be possible to libtoolize on Windows?  I see that the
      answer to this too can only be:  Yes!

> 2.  Can you do development for the libtool project under Windows?
>     It depends.  :-)
> Assuming that rumors are true that it is possible to get a
> minimal Guile running on windows, then you can.

I have been wanting to try this for literally months.  I hope to get around 
to it real soon now.

>  We have to avoid using features in our code that are not available on
> WinNT.

Do we have a definitive list (beyond the pointers you listed already) of 
stuff to avoid, or is this to be determined empirically (and advance my 
cygwin/guile TODO item)?

>  (Forget Win3.1 or DOS.  No way, no how.)

Hmm?  Win3.1?  Wassat?  ;-)

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