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Re: "Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32" and "Re: Building a MinGW GLib etc..."

From: Guido Draheim
Subject: Re: "Re: libbfd, libtool & Win32" and "Re: Building a MinGW GLib etc..."
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 00:51:27 +0200
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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.

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.

ho ho ho, I was even thinking of patching libtool-1-4 branch.
And I use crossmingw in a production environment at my
employer, so changes in the build environment usually take
effect within the next two year after releasing new generations,
- however, I can sell an update-version much better than great
new stuff, taking effect within months.

I can test the updated libtool with ImageMagick, which should exercise
it pretty well under MinGW.

I have some libs too that I crosscompile regularly. Whatever we come
up with patches, I am very sure it can be tested thoroughly - I did
just have a look on to mingw-users ML, and I was amazed about the
traffic over there... wasn't that different a year back? Is that
another XP effect taking place?

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