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Re: [Chicken-users] Win32 maintainer needed.. Mingw install?

From: Bob McIsaac
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Win32 maintainer needed.. Mingw install?
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:35:08 -0500
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I tried MinGw and found it wasn't "the simplest thing that could
possibly work" (as Ward Cunningham might say).  That is the fate
of Unix tools on the Windows platform... compromises, work arounds,
and special cases are inevitable resulting in some obfuscation.

On the other hand, I briefly tried
It was a simple install which contained the essentials of Mingw. But I
don't know enough to recommend that tool at this time.

Sergey Khorev wrote:

BM> My main goal is to use Scheme on Linux and win32 without any fuss.  I
BM> don't have a Watcom agenda.. it just appears to be best maintained of
BM> the free win32 compilers.  And my options are limited because I have win98.

BTW MinGW is working as perfect as normal GCC.

BM> PS: has anyone tried ?
BM> It makes installing mingw much easier.

What installing do you mean? Download MingW-XXX.exe, MSYS-XXX.exe. Press "Next" 
button several times. If you want the latest version of gcc untar it on top of your 
installation :)

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