Hello All -
First off, thanks to the MinGW community for putting together a great project
and a really useful tool (for those of us who, for whatever reason, do stuff on
windows). I appreciate all the effort everyone has put into making MinGW
I generally don't like to make critical comments on lists like this. It tends
not to be useful, and it's not really justified -- after all, who am I
But I will say that I share some of the frustration expressed in this thread.
Now that I have MinGW up and running, it's great (although I haven't had
the courage to try out gdb yet), but I did find the download process and
documentation not very transparent. I have the sense that the download
site and various pieces of documentation speak to a core, non-newbie
MinGW community, for whom some of the necessary "tricks of the trade"
are already second nature.
I am electing to comment in order to share my view that some of the concerns
expressed in this thread are legitimate, and are not just aberrations from out
in left field.
(Some background. I've been using MinGW for a few months now. I have
used cygwin for many years on windows, but I was setting up a new system,
and decided to give MinGW a try. It seems cleaner ("minimalist"), and my
main interest is in the compiler, rather than the various unix utilities. I am
using the tdm download (TDM-2 mingw32 4.4.1) because I am also playing
around with Qt, and tdm was suggested on a Qt mailing list.)
Again, thanks to everyone for their work in bringing MinGW to folks like me.
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 12:04 AM, Steve Chapel <steven.chapel@...> wrote:
> On 04/09/2010 09:16 PM, Remi wrote:
>> How could the installation be handled? Look no further than Cygwin.
>> All I do is go to Devel section and find the most recent version of
> I have been assured that the new mingw-get automated installer will
> provide a GUI and also a CLI for easy installation...