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Re: [lmi] Where to download native MinGW-w64? [Was: Compiling takes long

From: Greg Chicares
Subject: Re: [lmi] Where to download native MinGW-w64? [Was: Compiling takes longer with gcc-4.9.2]
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:36:28 +0000
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On 2016-01-18 23:32, Greg Chicares wrote:
> On 2015-12-30 01:10, Vadim Zeitlin wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:28:44 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:
> [...]
>> GC> This (4.9.2) is the latest MinGW-w64 package that Cygwin offers (they
>> GC> have 4.9.3 and 5.2.0 versions that target Cygwin, not MinGW). Here:
>> GC>   http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/
>> GC> a 4.9.4-20151215 version is offered; would that native build be better
>> GC> for us? (I'm not really sure how their Cygwin package differs.)
>>  As you can see, the answer is definitely yes.
> I think you've been using MinGW-w64's native 4.9.1 and 4.9.2; exactly
> where did you get them? Here:
>   http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/
> I see two likely subdirectories:
>   http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/mingw-w64/mingw-w64-release/
> which contains files like 'mingw-w64-v4.0.4.tar.bz2', which can't be
> for gcc-4.0.4 AFAICT; and
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw-w64/files/Toolchains%20targetting%20Win32/Personal%20Builds/
> where it looks like they're hosting various people's "personal" builds,
> but I was hoping for binaries built by the project's owners.

I downloaded their binary installer. It says it downloaded
(does it matter whether I choose "posix" or "win32" threads?)
and, when I plug that into google, it appears that this is the source:


(I saw this hopeful link on a trusty site:
but it refers back to sf.net .)

We want a fully scripted process, so I'll try downloading that '.7z' file
and extracting it directly.

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