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- From: Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowitz at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-announce at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:47:20 -0400
- Subject: cygport 0.33.0-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
cygport is the standard method for building and maintaining packages for
the Cygwin distribution.
This release adds Python 3.7 to PYTHON_WHEEL_VERSIONS="default" and the
3.8 prerelease version to "all". Maintainers of Python module packages
can and should begin rebuilding their packages with this version so that
we can move entirely to 3.7 in the near future.
The other notable change is that autotools-based MinGW packages will no
longer build static libraries by default. Many packages require special
preprocessor macros to handle dllimport/dllexport when building them, or
when building with them, on native Windows. This precludes building
them, or their reverse dependencies, with both shared and static
libraries simultaneously. If you need really static libraries (e.g.
setup prerequisites), AND the library builds properly both shared and
static, AND its library dependencies do not require different macros for
building with them in each mode, then you can override this by passing
--enable-static to configure. If you still need static libraries but the
other conditions are not met, you can compile the package twice in separate
directories, once with the default and the second with --disable-shared
--enable-static, but be careful of any differences between generated files
(e.g. installed config headers or pkg-config metadata etc.) between the two
(shared should generally be the default).
The other changes in this release are internal in preparation for future