NEW: mingw-zlib-1.1.4-4

Charles Wilson
Sun Sep 7 08:47:00 GMT 2003

I've made a new package available on sourceware: mingw-zlib contains the 
zlib distribution compiled using 'gcc -mno-cygwin' and installed into 
/usr/include/mingw/ and /usr/lib/mingw.

It includes:


and documentation.  (Note that the dll is named 'mgwz.dll' to prevent 
conflicts with 'cygz.dll')

The idea is for this library to be used by binaries that are part of the 
cygwin distribution, but which cannot use the cygwin kernel services -- 
such as setup.exe or cygcheck.exe, among others.

I'd bet that most of those applications would probably want to link 
directly to libz.a or use 'ld .... -Bstatic -lz -Bdynamic' rather than 
link to dynamically, but we'll play that by ear.


P.S. Yes, I know this didn't go thru the official process, but I got the 
impression that cgf wanted to include this functionality (e.g. the 
speedup of cygcheck via zlib library calls instead of zcat.exe) in the 
imminent release of cygwin-1.5.4, and I figured this would be fairly 

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