MinGW and why Linux users should care
Posted Nov 21, 2008 0:24 UTC (Fri) by brouhaha
Parent article: MinGW and why Linux users should care
I've been using MingW on Fedora for several years to build Windows versions of several of my programs. It's great when it works, but I've found it difficult to build working versions of the compiler, tools, libraries, etc. for various Fedora releases. Some combinations work well, and some fail to build for non-obvious reasons. Lately I've been doing the cross-development in a virtual machine running Fedora 7, because I wasn't able to get MingW to work properly on Fedora 8 or 9.
The IMCROSS project is an attempt to solve these problems in a distribution-neutral way, and helped a lot, but I'm more excited about seeing MingW become a part of Fedora, with proper RPM packages. Now that the Fedora MingW SIG is making these packages available for Fedora 10, I am even more eager to upgrade to Fedora 10, though I might spend a bit of time finding out whether those SRPMs build and work on Fedora 9. Thanks, guys!
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