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Re: FWD: [RFCv2] build: i686-w64-mingw32: new cross target.

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: FWD: [RFCv2] build: i686-w64-mingw32: new cross target.
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:42:49 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> Just to give you a headsup.  It's too early to tell if this will fly,
> but hello world is there.
> Greetings,
> Jan
> From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden>
> Subject: [RFCv2] build: i686-w64-mingw32: new cross target.
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 16:20:13 +0200 (1 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds ago)
> Organization:
> Jan Nieuwenhuizen writes:
>> I'm working on a cross target in an effort to get rid of GUB 1) in
>> favour of Guix and could do with some help.
> It now builds fully from source.  See
> or attached patch.

GUB has the problem of being underdocumented and I've never been able to
clear up whether the MacOSX port was kosher or relied on a MacOSX build
environment that was licensed incompatibly with Free Software, so that
one would rather have needed to replace this with something based on
OpenDarwin or similar.

Of course, the technical challenge would likely be similar in regard to
Guix.  It just might be easier to figure out whether somebody already
tackled it...

Of course, GUB currently has the advantage of being in active use, and
the disadvantage of having very few specialists who can fix breakage
with it.

David Kastrup

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