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From: Christian Buhtz <buhtz@we...> - 2002-09-09 14:20:10
Hi I am new in this list.
I am quite confused about some things.
On mingw.org is something said about the two "things" MinGW and MSYS.
But there is only one download für MinGW.
What is what and what is the different between this two things?
I have some detailed questions, too. But will made same in the right
group (mingw, msys) if I knew what is what. ;)
From: Paul G. <pgarceau@at...> - 2002-09-10 00:13:32
Mis-posted...re-sending to Mingw-users...
On 9 Sep 2002 at 15:54, Paul G. wrote:
> On 9 Sep 2002 at 16:19, Christian Buhtz wrote:
> > Hi I am new in this list.
> > I am quite confused about some things.
> > On mingw.org is something said about the two "things" MinGW and MSYS.
> > But there is only one download für MinGW.
> > What is what and what is the different between this two things?
> (I hope I am not missing something...)
> Msys, according to the docs at mingw.org, is a "fork" of Cygwin. Primary purpose of Msys
> is to allow a Unix- like interface for use without posixy/Unix overhead so common to Cygwin
> based applications/packages/etc.
> Msys is not a compiler, nor does it include a compiler. The Mingw distribution (latest
> release v2.0.0) includes a compiler (gcc 3.x). Msys needs a compiler if you want to build any
> applications/packages/etc. The recommended compiler is the compiler provided with Mingw
> distribution (gcc 3.x for Mingw 2.0.3). In fact, I typically will download the Mingw distribution and
> then extract it to the Msys directory tree (<hdd:>\msys\1.0\mingw) after Msys has been installed.
> The post installation process looks for an existing Mingw installation. If one does not exist, I am
> not sure what happens as I have always had a pre-existing Mingw installation floating around
> As to versions, I am still not certain that gcc 3.x is stable enough for Msys. Because of
> that, I am still using the Mingw 1.1 distro (+ some little extras I added).
> Questions about gcc 2.95.3/3.x running within Msys environment, I believe, are typically
> posted to this list.
> Questions about gcc 3.x running within Mingw environment (no bash/rxvt interface, just
> cmd/command.com) should, afaik, be posted/addressed to the the mingw-users list.
> > I have some detailed questions, too. But will made same in the right
> > group (mingw, msys) if I knew what is what. ;)
> Hope this helps.
> Paul G.