All MinGW users are recommended to upgrade to this release of the MinGW installation management program. It corrects a critical defect in the version matching code within mingw-get's dependency resolver, which resulted in failure of wild card tokens in a requirements specification to match an actual package version, where that version was qualified by a release status descriptor, (such as "alpha", "beta", "pre", etc.).
Therefore, this version of mingw-get is a mandatory prerequisite upgrade for all users who may wish to install and deploy the upcoming MinGW GCC-4.6 pre-release packages using mingw-get.
Several other minor bugs were corrected, and small new features were added, in the unannounced 0.3-alpha-2 release (2011-06-17).
Includes the latest version of mingw-get (0.3-alpha-2.1) and a more recent snapshot of the package manifest data (2011 Aug 02).
mingw-get-inst is a graphical installer that can be used for INITIAL installation of MinGW compilers and MSYS tools (upgrading an existing installation should be done using the command line mingw-get tool). In fact, mingw-get-inst is merely a simple GUI wrapper around the command line tool.