Ranjit Mathew wrote:
> >One thing you did not mention was how/if this was to be integrated with
> >rest of
> >gcc distribution.
> Thanks for forwarding my mail Danny - I'm sorry for
> sending a personal mail like this, when I should have
> sent it to the list - but I honestly didn't know the
> right protocol.
Have you created official patches to GCC for what needed to be done to
get your build to work?
> Anyway, I'm not sure what exactly you mean by "integration" -
> users can merely extract the binaries into the same folder
> as their MinGW installation and it should work for them - the
> archive does not overwrite any MinGW files and it works as
> described - I've tested it both on Win2K and Win98 with a
> fresh MinGW installation.
Wasn't the concern. The concern is, can Danny include the binary into
his distribution of GCC. Please submit official patches to GCC for
inclusion into the source.
> If you mean integration at the *build* level, that will be
> a problem - the diffs that I've posted work for a Unix-hosted
> build and I *know* do not work for a Windows-native build - I'd
> posted a Windows-native build patchset some time back, but
> I quickly abandoned it in favour of a Linux-based build. (In
> fact, I've also tested the diffs on a Solaris-based build
> using exactly the same steps.)
This, IMO, is a problem. There should be no reason why a native build
shouldn't be possible. What are the limitations?
> At least on my box (PII/450, 250MB RAM) with both Win98 and
> Linux, the Linux-based builds are literally more than twice
> as fast (and have fewer problems) as those on Win98. This
> allows me to (relatively) quickly see the effects of my
This isn't a problem, for those that have Linux, and yes Danny does
cross build. I don't, due to limitations here at work.
> > > Ranjit Mathew wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > As you might be aware, I have been able to
> > > > successfully build native GCJ for Windows from GCC 3.2
> > > > sources. Recently, I've also been able to create it
> > > > using a different approach as described in my message
> > > > to the GCC java mailing list:
> > > >
> > > > http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java/2002-09/msg00203.html
> > > >
> > > > (Use a MinGW cross-compiler on Linux to build GCJ, instead
> > > > of with MSYS on Windows.)
> > > >
> > > > Some people have asked me if I could provide them
> > > > with GCJ binaries as they didn't want to mess with compiling
> > > > from sources. Unfortunately, I do not have the space or
> > > > the means to host it anywhere. Would it be possible for
> > > > you to host it on the MinGW SF repository?
> > > >
Yes, but I would need you to post the package to a web site for me to be
able to download the tarballs. There are many free sites that you could
investigate for such storage. It would be a good idea for you to become
a MinGW developer as well. I need your SourceForge unix name and you
need to sign-up to the mingw-dvlpr list.