Proposed SIG: Windows MinGW cross-compiler SIG

Farkas Levente lfarkas at
Tue Jul 8 22:27:11 UTC 2008

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 02:30:10PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 10:15:54PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> I've got a self-building, mostly working set of Fedora packages for
>>> the MinGW cross-compiler (no optional libraries yet).  You can get the
>>> spec files and instructions by doing:
>>>   hg clone
>> What primarily concerns me is that plan around keeping this in sync
>> with patches/updates to the main gcc, binutils, libpng, libgcrypt,
>> gnutls, etc RPMS already in Fedora.
>> The idea of maintaining 2 near identical specs & builds for all these
>> packages isn't that nice, particularly since many of these are security
>> sensitive packages
> So there's a bit of confusion going around, partly my own.
> Mingw-binutils (
> starts with a forked version of binutils maintained by mingw. They
> have their own release schedule for this so I'm not sure how viable it
> is to have a single binutils SPEC file generating both the normal
> binutils and a 'binutils-mingw' subpackage.  (Ignoring for now whether
> or not the Fedora binutils maintainer is even interested in this).
> Mingw-gcc ( starts
> from plain gcc 4.3.1 source, so combining these into Fedora's gcc
> package might be more hopeful.  However there are some nasty
> dependencies (mingw-runtime and mingw-w32api, neither of which can be
> built ab initio because of circular dependencies) and I suspect that
> any time there is any sort of mingw related trouble with this package,
> the gcc-mingw subpackage will be the first to be dropped.  I don't
> want this.
> As for the remainder we get into asking question like -- should we
> generate the mingw-gnutls library (as an example) from the main gnutls
> SPEC file?  There are going to be dozens of such libraries and we'll
> have to coordinate with a large number of existing Fedora contributors
> to make this happen.

i hope you see these packages:
i create packages based on these rpms for rhel too and used them for 
years. packages here:

   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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