Discuss: Base packages for Win32 / Win64 / OS X cross-compilation

Farkas Levente lfarkas at lfarkas.org
Thu Feb 12 14:14:21 UTC 2009

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 02:58:44PM +0100, Farkas Levente wrote:
>> Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 01:58:38PM +0100, Farkas Levente wrote:
>>>> at the same time i'd name cross-headers on all platform (ie. rename
>>>> mingw32-w32api to headers to use the same naming convention).
>>> Yeah ... but ...
>>> The name of mingw32-w32api has almost no impact on end users, since we
>>> wouldn't expect them to install this package explicitly.
>>> So we'd rename it, at a cost of a full review, hours of work at
>>> minimum.  But to what purpose?
>> cross-headers can be build form the same src.rpm (which contains 3
>> source tarball) as any other cross pacakges.
> At this time this is not true.  The three upstream projects
> (mingw.org, mingw-w64 and Apple) ship different sets of headers.
> Because the mingw-w64 headers are supposedly a strict superset of the
> mingw.org headers, we might be able to combine them at some point in
> the future.  However that certainly isn't possible now because there
> are divergences between the headers.

i'd not like to merge headers (although it'd be nice too), but build in
one src.rpm the 3 platform same as with zlib.

  Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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