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Re: Is -mno-cygwin support being removed???? (What th'?)

--- Chris Faylor <> wrote:
> If I am understanding this correctly, it sounds like there is a newer
> version of mingw which should be merged back into the cygwin
> distribution.  Either that or I should just rip out all of this mingw
> stuff and let the mingw maintainers deal with the problem.

Cool down Chris.  The problem here that Dale has rightly corrected, IMHO, is
that the -mno-cygwin switch is pulling in header files from the
Cygwin/usr/include directory and thus requiring the cygwin1.dll.  There has
always been a MinGW distribution since the introduction of the -mno-cygwin
switch and I know that you're aware of that, however the -mno-cygwin switch was
meant to allow the Cygwin GCC to build executables without the need for the

I myself choose to use the MinGW GCC to build Windows Native Applications (WNA)
instead of the -mno-cygwin switch because of the reasons that has caused this
discussion.  It has always been my belief that the -mno-cygwin switch should be
treated more as a cross-compile which Dale has given instructions to setup.


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