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

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: Re: [lmi] Where to download native MinGW-w64? [Was: Compiling takes longer with gcc-4.9.2]
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 01:40:56 +0100

On Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:36:28 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:

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

 I did get the files from under the "Personal Builds" directory. I don't
know why is it called like this, but this seems to be what everybody is

GC> I downloaded their binary installer. It says it downloaded
GC>   i686-4.9.1-release-posix-sjlj-rt_v3-rev3.7z
GC> (does it matter whether I choose "posix" or "win32" threads?)

 As long as you don't use threads anyhow, it probably doesn't, but I'd
still choose the native win32 threads version.


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