On Friday 04 June 2010 16:33:10 K. Frank wrote:
> My understanding is that mingw-get is now the recommended way
> to install mingw stuff.
It will rapidly become so, in the coming weeks. At the moment...
> I decided to give g++ 4.5 a try,
this is not supported by *any* automated installer ... yet.
> so I downloaded
> >From the release notes:
> Currently known packages are:
> gcc the GNU C Compiler (currently v3.4.5)
> g++ the C++ front-end for GCC-3.4.5
> What's the best way to get the version 4.5 compiler (rather than
For the short term, you still have to follow the manual installation
> The mingw-get release notes suggest that mingw-get is wired to get
> the older, version 3.4.5 compiler,
Okay, let's dispel this myth, before it gathers momentum; mingw-get is
*not* "wired" to deliver *anything*. It will read a catalogue stored
on the repository server; that catalogue may be dynamically updated,
and anything listed within it will be immediately available for your
already installed copy of mingw-get to download and install; the only
requirement for you to make this possible is that you periodically
run `mingw-get update', to make mingw-get aware of any updates.
That said, you are correct that the on-line catalogue currently lists
no more than the components of a GCC-3.4.5; we plan to remedy that
over the next few weeks.
> and, at first glance, I don't
> see any way to specify a specific version to mingw-get.
There is a way, but it would require you to manually edit your locally
cached copies of the repository catalogue files; you probably don't
want to be bothered with that. I'm working on the GCC-4.5 manifests
at the moment; I'll notify the list as soon as I get them tested, and
added to the on-line catalogue.