On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 10:40 AM, Jonas noLastName
> Why haven't mingw and mingw-w64 merged ?
There are good reasons -- see below for more.
> Both projects are doing the same thing so why duplicate the effort when you
> can work together much faster ?
> Have this ever been discussed ?
Yes. It's an obvious question, and has been much discussed.
> If yes, what was the result of that discussion ?
Best to browse through the archives to get the answers. Much
of the discussion about the two projects has been on this list.
In short, the result of that discussion has been a decision not
to merge the projects.
As I understand it, the main reason that the two projects remain
separate is that they take different approaches how conservative
they want to be regarding the provenance of the code they use.
Others may disagree, but my feeling is that there is not much
benefit in revisiting this discussion at this point. Read up in the
the archives, and you will find very thorough discussions of these