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RE: [Bug-wget] remove windows subdirectory

From: Ray Satiro
Subject: RE: [Bug-wget] remove windows subdirectory
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:03:42 -0700 (PDT)

I was using the windows subdirectory until recently to build wget. Guiseppe has 
since done some good work with the configure. At last check there was still an 
ipv6 detection issue and I didn't test international support.

The windows directory is outdated, for every supported compiler, since source 
filename and location changes in wget 1.12. Regardless MSVC support has been 
broken due to C99/inline variable changes in wget. I had a patch for that 
somewhere? Anyway I think its still useful information for now but I would warn 
the user to use the dir only for reference if they can't get it working, like 
rename the directory to windows-LEGACY or something and put a readme in it so 
people who are used to just building from that directory know to try configure 

OpenSSL has the same situation. They have a legacy ms directory that's there 
but don't build from it! I think it changed starting with the release of 1.0.0. 
And me being foolish I didn't read the directions in 1.0.0, instead building 
from the ms directory like I always had rather than using configure and make. 
And even with 1.0.0a there are still some issues

--- On Fri, 6/11/10, Christopher G. Lewis <address@hidden> wrote:

From: Christopher G. Lewis <address@hidden>
Subject: RE: [Bug-wget] remove windows subdirectory
To: "Giuseppe Scrivano" <address@hidden>, address@hidden
Date: Friday, June 11, 2010, 10:08 AM

There certainly is something to be said about having a native windows

The trend to Cygwin and MinGW for WGet is pretty depressing given the
past history of wget.

Christopher G. Lewis 

-----Original Message-----
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Of Giuseppe Scrivano
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 3:40 AM
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Subject: [Bug-wget] remove windows subdirectory


I would like to drop completely the windows/ subdirectory.  The build
under Windows can be done easily with Cygwin or MinGW in the "GNU way":
./configure && make.

My feeling is that the Makefile's present under windows/ need more
effort to be kept updated, than the real benefits we can get from them.

Is anybody _really_ using these files?  Any real benefit to use them
instead of "./configure && make"?


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