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Re: [Mingw-users] Re: "Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32" and "Re: Building a

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Re: "Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32" and "Re: Building a MinGW GLibetc..."
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 18:41:44 -0400

Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Max Bowsher wrote:
> >
> > There is one major decision that needs to be made: Keep or remove support 
> > for
> > old versions of the mingw toolchain.
> > All the -mdll stuff is deprecated in favour of gcc -shared now.
> Since MinGW itself is a work in progress, I recommend that support for
> pre "gcc -shared" toolchains be removed.  Support should be as similar
> to Cygwin as possible, while ensuring that there are no DLL conflicts.

I might add that the GCC code base for cygwin/mingw32 is mostly the same
and share the same development branch.

> My experience is that current CVS libtool does not work acceptably
> under MinGW so I think that the current stuff should be discarded in
> favor of working code.
> I can test the updated libtool with ImageMagick, which should exercise
> it pretty well under MinGW.



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