Michael Gerdau wrote:
> Be aware that the current runtime-3.10 does not build correctly. This
> has been fixed in CVS but there had not yet been an updated release.
> So for the time being you probably should stick with runtime-3.9 for
> the xcompiler.
There *is* an updated release snapshot of mingw-runtime-3.10, available
for direct download from the SourceForge site:
I created that specifically to address the cross-compiler build problem,
to which Michael refers; otherwise it is identical to the earlier release
package. There is one known caveat: the earlier 3.10 release included a
buggy math.h, and the bug remains in the updated snapshot; you need to
patch it, as Michael has described in his build instructions, IIRC.
Erik Leunissen wrote:
> Still interested in the arguments for choosing particular gcc versions
> in combination with MinGW ...
Currently, neither Cygwin nor MinGW offer a GCC-4.x build for the Win32
platform; the reasons for this have been discussed, several times in
recent weeks, on this very list -- please search the archives.
To reiterate, the principal reason is that there are a significant number
of outstanding regressions, which affect the Win32 builds; we do not feel
comfortable offering a GCC-4.x build for Win32, as a stable release, until
the number of these is reduced significantly. Until we are ready to offer
a native GCC-4.x build, we cannot realistically be expected to recommend
a Linux-x-MinGW build, using this codebase; however, please don't let our
reticence hinder you, if you wish to experiment with it.