ITA: gcc-mingw-* gcc-3 -mno-cygwin support packages; ITP: mingw-binutils/mingw-gcc-* cross compiler

Christopher Faylor
Wed Jan 12 16:42:00 GMT 2011

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 04:46:01PM -0600, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 12:01 -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> cgf, any progress on creating a wrapper for mingw-binutils?  If it's
>> turning out to be difficult, could we go ahead with a "real"
>> cross-configured mingw-binutils, and then maybe later update it with one
>> that installs simple wrapper .exe's that munge argv[] and exec the
>> cygwin binaries?
>I ask you to remove your objection and allow Chuck to proceed with his
>mingw-binutils package.  I know these would seem to be "identical" to
>the native binutils, but the mingw- version has the hardcoded sysroot
>which is necessary for a proper mingw-gcc.
>Attempting to use wrapper scripts on top of cygwin binutils would be,
>just like gcc -mno-cygwin was, the sort of fragile setup that I thought
>we were trying to move away from.  Treating mingw-* as a cross-compiling
>environment just like any other is the much more reliable choice, even
>if a little duplication is required.

Sorry.   I disagree.

I am working on this slowly.  I'd hoped to have things working over the
Christmas break but didn't hit that goal.


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