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cygport 0.33.0-1


The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:

* cygport-0.33.0-1

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 
features.

--
Yaakov


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