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Re: [DotGNU]mingw32 support works for

From: Gopal V
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]mingw32 support works for
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 21:01:40 +0530
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If memory serves me right, Rainer Groesslinger wrote:
> I guess they would have 80% less win32 users there if they wouldn't have
> done a binary-only installer that can just be clicked and then it works...

Windows wasn't built for a "install by source" method and most systems don't
come with a compiler ... And we should lower the barrier for working for the
win32 developers to a minimum ...

> make a win32 installer which just includes binary (and the only src files

Joe Blow sees posting on , clicks link and finds a setup.exe
ready and raring to go ... It's likely that he'll use that instead of 
downloading Megabytes of cygwin to install a 3 mb pnet ... Three weeks later
he might just find a bug in pnet and there you go ... :-)

> .net...If they work I'll use them to creat a win32 installer (if wanted -
> but from what I've heard it's requested to do one - at least for testing
> _how_ it works)

Let's take this one step at a time ... Mingw32 binaries are supposed to 
be packaged currently with VS.NET stuff coming afterwards ... Let's not
start by packaging VS.NET binaries ...

I'd like if minddog gave a brief description on how to install on Mingw32.
(Hmm... I see one on devhood, or is that out of date ?).

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