From: Greg Chicares (chicares_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-15 21:16:08
Beman Dawes wrote:
> At 10:51 AM 4/14/2001, Greg Chicares wrote:
> > The official gcc / win32 test platform seems to be cygwin;
> >I used the mingw32 port (www.mingw.org). Is there any interest
> >in reporting mingw32 test results as well in status/cs-win32.html?
> What happens when gcc 3.0 ships? Will we still have these variants?
Yes we will. Both are actively maintained gcc subtargets for windows.
Cygwin uses a POSIX emulation layer that forces all programs linked
with it to be GPL, while mingw has no special POSIX support but is in
the public domain. Details at http://www.mingw.org/x86-win32-ports.shtml .
I would be glad to perform whatever boost testing I can with the mingw
variant if you're interested in publishing the results. The outcome
really can be different with mingw vs. cygwin: e.g. they use different
C runtime libraries, neither of which is GNU glibc.
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