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From: Roland Schwarz (roland.schwarz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-02-09 13:15:59

Roland Schwarz wrote:
> When building from the bash in an cygwin environment
> the toolset name is expanded to gcc-mingw no matter
> which compiler is beeing called.
> Rene are you listening?

Al though I have not yet managed to successfully compile, I suspect
I just was expecting things to work, that actually are not supposed to.

I suggest to just improve the documentation, so others won't suffer from
the same problems.

What I think how things are supposed to work:

1) In a single user-config.jam it is not possible to specify both,
    a mingw _and_ a cygwin compiler. (This is what I tried to do.)

2) The cygwin build is only possible from within a bash. Dave's "getting
    started" is wrong in this respect. (cygwin build cannot be done from

3) When setting up a cygwin _and_ mingw on the same machine, one must
    take care that %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH% does not point to the same
    directory that $HOME (in bash) does. I.e. you need two _distinct_
    user-config.jam each only responsible for a different flavor of

I would be glad if someone with more knowledge could confirm my


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