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Re: Making gnulib imports build on Windows

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: Making gnulib imports build on Windows
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:36:12 +0000
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On Thu 27 Jan 2011, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Andy Moreton <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:22:35 +0000
>> Mingw32 and wingw-w64 cross toolchains are available in some Linux
>> distros. If developers on other platforms could at least build the
>> win32 port, it would make it easier for those developers to check
>> whether their changes break the w32 build. It might also simplify
>> building tarballs and binary releases.
> IMO, a developer who uses a cross-compilation environment on a Posix
> platform should simply run the stock configure script in the top-level
> directory, using the cross-compiler, cross-linker, etc.  If there are
> any problems with that (e.g., the tests made by the configure script
> do not cater to MinGW targets), they should be fixed in the Posix
> configury stuff, I think.
> Do you agree?  If so, the first step to see how well (or how badly ;-)
> this works is to try.

Yes. I've not tried it, but I suspect that the POSIX configury will ignore
the /nt directory and other Win32 stuff entirely.


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