From: Paul Garceau <pgarceau@te...> - 2000-12-25 01:45:18
On 23 Dec 2000, at 17:10, the Illustrious Earnie Boyd wrote:
> --- Paul Garceau <pgarceau@...> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > On 16 Dec 2000, at 15:19, the Illustrious Appaiah Kumaraswamy
> > wrote:
> > > Dear MinGW users,
> > >
> > > Also, do I have to download the new GCC 2.95.2-1 in different
> > > modules, such as binutils, runtime etc. or is there a single
> > > downloadable package which includes all parts?
> > Good question. Comments, feedback? I am not sure we have
> > made a decision on this specific question.
> I'm working on instructions for download. After I finish that
> someone can put together a single package that can get updated on
> a regular basis with the distributions that happen for the
> different parts. Are you willing to put together the single
> package of parts?
Yes, for as long as it is only the initial Mingw distribution
we are talking about. I would even be willing to consider
working on the initial Fortran distribution package if the need
arises to do so...seems there have been problems with that
lately -- specifically re: libbfd is not working with the Mingw-
F77 distribution...(see mingw-users list re: Sourceforge Version
from Herve Parissi for more specifics.)
Later, if we choose to change the contents of what would be
established as the initial (or default) distribution for Mingw,
I would hope that we establish a clear need to do so before we
change that distribution.
As an example: In older Cygwin distributions, they had two
main distributions; one of these was called the "Full"
distribution and included everything that was required to
implement a working Cygwin environment (bash, compiler, headers,
Within the Cygwin scheme of things, the other distribution was
called the "User" distribution.
The so-called "User" distribution only provided the basic
binutils; things such as the compiler, the linker and all of
the utilities, headers, libs, etc. that were needed for these to
work properly were _not_ included as part of the "User"
I am not proposing we create a "User" distribution for Mingw,
simply because, given the configuration of the Mingw download
page at SourceForge, there is no need for such a thing.
Thus, if any end-user (developer or otherwise) wishes some
specific part of the distribution (either for update, testing or
whatever), then all that they need to do is download the
specific distribution they want to play/experiment with.
> Earnie Boyd
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