[PATCH] winsup/doc/dll.xml: update MinGW/.org to MinGW-w64/.org

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Mar 8 10:13:28 GMT 2021

On Mar  7 19:15, Jon Turney wrote:
> On 07/03/2021 16:31, Brian Inglis wrote:
> > ---
> >   winsup/doc/dll.xml | 5 +++--
> >   1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> I don't think the link here actually has much value, and would be inclined
> to drop it, as far as I can tell it's just giving that as an example of a
> toolchain which produces 'lib'-prefixed DLLs.

However, telling people we use cyg instead of lib for $reason, and then
not pointing to at least one project using this prefix seems puzzeling.
Given that Windows doesn't use a prefix at all, the URL to mingw-w64
might help, doesn't it?

> Also, reading the whole page, the section "Linking against DLLs" needs
> updating since GNU ld has had the ability to link directly against DLLs
> (automatically generating the necessary import stubs) for a number of years.

What do you suggest?  Shall we just remove the section entirely?

> Also, there are other mentions of MinGW.org on the cygwin website (e.g.
> https://cygwin.com/links.html) which also need updating, if that URL is no
> longer valid.

Yeah, we should remove them or move them to mingw-w64, too.


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