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ezwinports -- MS-Windows ports of Unix and GNU software This project is a collection of ports to MS-Windows of GNU and Unix software packages, which either don't have precompiled Windows binaries available, or whose existing ports are buggy or broken or outdated. All the ports are built using the 32-bit MinGW development environment, with or without MSYS. (MSYS is used to run the `configure' scripts and the subsequent build with the Make utility, where these make heavy use of Unix-isms.) The ports are not necessarily of the "latest and greatest" versions you can find upstream. But they are well tested and "work for me" in daily usage (on a couple of XP SP2/SP3 boxes and on Windows 7). For each package, you will find here 2 compressed archives: a source archive and a binary archive. The binary archive includes all the executable programs, dynamic libraries, header files, and all the documentation files -- in general, everything that is installed by running "make install". For those of you who don't have Groff installed, I've included formatted versions of man pages, so just a port of Less should be enough to display them. If the executable programs need additional DLLs, they are also included, to make the zip archive self-contained. To install a binary archive, simply unzip it, preserving the directory structure recorded in it, and make sure the 'bin' directory is on your Path. If you already have a public 'bin' directory, unzip the binary archive from that 'bin's parent directory. The other directories, like 'include', 'lib', and 'share' are populated with the rest of the package; in particular, the man pages are in 'share/man' and 'share/cat', and the Info docs in 'share/info'. It is advisable to unpack all the archives you download from this site into the same tree: this will ensure all the packages work seamlessly together. The source archive includes everything needed to build the binaries; in particular, the sources are already patched with all the changes necessary for the Windows port to function correctly. The source archive also includes the results of configuring the package: the generated Makefile's, the famous config.h header file, etc. It is possible that some of the generated files includes traces of my local directory tree (e.g., I have a Unix-style directory hierarchy under `D:\usr'), in which case you may need to edit those files to adapt them to your machine. In most case, but not always, there's a "diffs" file somewhere that shows the changes I made relative to the original sources. Most of the ports use a small number of DLLs for libraries, such as libiconv or libintl, which I didn't build myself. The GPL requires that the sources of those libraries be available from this very site. Therefore, I provide those sources in the Dependencies/ subdirectory of this directory. The file README.txt there explains how to find the source distribution for the library you are interested in. Here's a short description of each package you will find in this collection: RCS-5.7-1: This is a port of the official RCS v5.7.13 source to MS-Windows. I did this port because the existing GnuWin32 port was broken: any RCS command that required running another program as a subprocess (e.g., rcsdiff) would either crash or produce an error message, due to an unhandled problem in the Windows versions of the spawn* library functions. flip-1.19 This is a Windows port of the `flip' utility, which converts newline format between Unix LF and DOS/Windows CR-LF conventions. Its home page is http://packages.debian.org/sid/flip. I like this utility better than unix2dos/dos2unix, because (a) it's a single program, (b) it doesn't try to convert character sets, (c) it changes files in-place while keeping their time stamp intact, and (d) it keeps its claws off any binary files, so it's safe. texinfo-4.13a-w32 This is a Windows port of the GNU Texinfo package, version 4.13a. My reasons for making this port are (1) the makeinfo.exe available from GnuWin32 crashes for any non-trivial Texinfo source; and (2) info.exe refuses to work on Windows because no one bothered to make its terminal display code work on Windows. This port solves both of these problems. ministat-1.0-w32 This is a Windows port of the ministat program, you can find the original sources here: http://packages.debian.org/sid/math/ministat AFAIK, there's no Windows port of this program anywhere. The program is handy for computing statistics and significance testing of a series of measurements, e.g. running times of some program (for performance comparisons). man-1.4 A Unix `man' command for Windows. Unlike all the other packages on this page, this one is not a port. It is a clone of its Unix namesake, and has absolutely no code common with its cousins. I wrote it originally as part of the DJGPP project (http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/), and later updated it to compile with MinGW and run on MS-Windows as a native Windows program. If you want to view unformatted man pages, you will have to install a port of Groff (it is available from this page, see below). grep-2.10-w32 A Windows port of GNU Grep. The latest port available from GnuWin32 is of version 2.5.4, which was released in Feb 2009, quite some time ago. Also, it always annoyed me that color highlighting of Grep matches is not available on MS-Windows. This port of the latest release 2.10 of Grep fixes that. To use Perl-style regular expression, Grep needs to be built with libpcre, so you have this as a bonus below. pcre-8.21-w32 Library of Perl-compatible regular expressions. I needed this to build Grep capable of "grep -P" mode. groff-1.21-w32 A Windows port of GNU Groff. I successfully used Groff-1.19.1 from GnuWin32 for several years. However, the latest man pages emit more and more error messages, because Groff 1.19 doesn't support several new roff features. GnuWin32 offers version 1.20, but it was released in Jan 2009, and at least its source GnuWin32 distribution suspiciously lacks several important directories. Therefore, I built the latest release 1.21 using MSYS and MinGW. It wasn't easy, due to some subtle MSYS problems, but here you have the result. gnutls-3.0.9-w32 A Windows port of GnuTLS 3.0.9. I needed this to build wget (below). The previous widely available Windows port of GnuTLS was of version 2.11, which is now a major release ago. So I thought it was high time to have a newer version. The binary package includes both static and dynamic libraries. wget-1.13.4-w32 A Windows port of wget 1.13.4. The GnuWin32 port is of version 1.11.4, which was released a few years ago. This is the latest released version, as of this writing (Jan 2012). file-5.09-w32 A Windows port of file 5.09. The latest GnuWin32 port is of version 5.03, released in May 2009. It has a subtle bug that breaks libtool, and also a few Windows specific gotcha's (e.g., try "file NUL" or "file -"). This port of the latest upstream release fixes those bugs. gmp-5.0.2-w32 libidn-1.23-w32 nettle-2.4-w32 p11-kit-0.9-w32 Windows ports of, respectively, GMP (the GNU Multiple Precision Arithmetic library), Libidn (the GNU IDN library), Nettle (a cryptographic library), and p11-kit (a package to load and enumerate PKCS#11 cryptographic modules). I needed them to build GnuTLS and wget, but they can be useful on their own right, so I provide them here. libxml2-2.7.8-w32 A Windows build of libxml2 2.7.8. The available Windows ports are compiled with MSVC, which means they are not 100% compatible with MinGW. The libxml2 sources include a JScript configuration script, suitable for running with cscript, and a bunch of Makefile's to go with it. But it looks like this suffered some bitrot, and it doesn't support running the test suite, which was important for me to make sure the build is dependable. So instead of using this Windows-specific stuff, I configured the package with MSYS and built it using the Posix configury. The result passed all the tests. To compile and link programs against libxml2, you will need to install libiconv, whose headers and import libraries need to be available to the compiler and linker. You can find the MinGW port of libiconv on the MinGW site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/MinGW/Base/libiconv/ (The libxml2 binaries found here were linked against the libiconv-1.13.1-1-mingw32-dev.tar.lzma tarball.) which-2.20-2-w32 A Windows port of GNU Which v2.20 GnuWin32 does offer a port of this latest version of Which, but it has a few bugs. This port improves on that one: . Under -a, it shows the executables in exactly the same order as the shell would look them up. . It behaves like on Unix when run by a privileged user. . Supports home directories both if pointed to by the HOME environment variable and (if HOME is not set) if pointed to by the USERPROFILE variable. . Is more consistent in its support for backslashes and forward slashes. . It fixes a couple of minor bugs. This second upload fixes a bug whereby 'which' would sometimes crash when invoked with the -a switch. lzip-1.13-rc3 A Windows port of Lzip, "a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm". The only port of Lzip I'm aware of is the one available from the Lzip download page, which is of version 1.11, quite old. Here you have the latest version as of this writing. xz-5.0.3-w32 A Windows port of xz, lzma, and liblzma. With many GNU projects starting to use .tar.xz archive as their only format of tarballs, having this on your development box is really a must. bzip2-1.0.6-w32 A Windows port of bzip2 and of libbz2. GnuWin32 has only a very old version. MinGW does offer version 1.0.6, but it was built in a way that makes the binaries dependent on the DLL version of libgcc. This means that anyone redistributing these binaries would have to also provide the humongous 75-MB source tarball of GCC, to comply with the GPL license. I think this is ridiculous, so I made my own port, which is free of this restriction. While at that, I also fixed a couple of bugs in the existing ports (e.g., try "bunzip2 -c SOMETHING.bz2 > nul", which is important for measuring decompression speed, if for nothing else). Note that bzip2.exe in this port is statically linked with libbz2 library, so it doesn't need the DLL to run -- another advantage. libarchive-3.0.3-w32 A Windows port of libarchive and of bsdtar and bsdcpio programs. GnuWin32 has an old version 2.4.12 released in 2008. MinGW offers a newer version 2.8.3, but it is still old (more than a year ago). This is the port of the latest release, and it fixes a few upstream bugs. This latest release of bsdtar is really wonderful: it supports most every format of compressed archives on Earth. gzip, xz, lzma, zip, rar, 7-zip, even CAB! You name it, it supports that. More importantly, it does all compression and decompressing in memory, without invoking external programs, so it's faster (but still uses the same algorithms and code via the corresponding libraries it links against). It also supports UTF-16 file names on Windows, therefore you can now unpack archives created in other Windows locales, and still have the files unpack under correct names. In general, the degree of Windows support is very good in this package, so I think I will abandon GNU Tar, whose current maintainers are much less friendly to Windows support, and switch to this package instead. mairix-0.22-w32 A Windows port of mairix, a program for indexing and searching email messages (http://www.rpcurnow.force9.co.uk/mairix/). As far as I know, there are no native Windows ports of mairix available. I needed it to be able to search my vast email archives using the Emacs mairix-el package. I only tested this port with the mbox mail folders, which is all I have, so caveat emptor. ncurses-5.9-w32 A Windows port of ncurses 5.9. I don't think there's a native Windows port of this available anywhere. I needed it for Readline and for Gawk (below), but it should be useful for many other programs as well. AFAIK, there was never a curses library for Windows, except for a very old port of PDCurses. readline-6.2-w32 A Windows port of the GNU Readline library. The versions offered by GnuWin32 are very old. This is the port of the latest release, and it is built with ncurses, so no Windows-specific hacks were necessary in the sources. openssl-1.0.0g-w32 A Windows port of the OpenSSL package. I needed it for porting XAR (below), and the build offered by openssl.org seems to be compiled with MSVC and also it was unclear to me which of the various packages to install for my needs. So I just built my own. xar-1.5.2-w32 A Windows port of XAR, the extensible archiver from http://code.google.com/p/xar/. I'm not aware of any Windows ports of this available, and I'm not surprised: the code is full of stuff that is only available on latest Posix systems; porting that was quite a job. The main reason why you'd be interested in the result is that it has full support for NTFS security, and can record and restore the entire NTFS security descriptor of each file, complete with its owner, primary group, and DACL. (Caveat: use this feature and the associated -p command-line option with caution: if you don't know what you are doing, you can easily restore files in a way that will prevent you from modifying or deleting them.) mpfr-3.1.0_p2012-03-12-w32 This is a Windows build of the GNU MPFR library version 3.1.0 with the cumulative patches as of 12 Mar 2012 applied. I needed this for building a development version of Gawk, but I understand many projects that use extended-precision calculations can use this (together with GMP, upon which MPFR is built). MinGW, the only alternative, offers a relatively old port, which is at least partly dependent on the GCC runtime DLL. autoconf-2.65-msys This is version 2.65 of GNU Autoconf configured for use with the MSYS environment. The MSYS site does not offer a download of this version, which is needed for configuring GNU Emacs. Unzip the archive from the root of the MSYS tree (_not_ the MinGW tree!). automake-1.11.6-msys This is version 1.11.6 of Automake configured for use with the MSYS environment. It is required for configuring and building GNU Emacs from its bzr repository. Unzip the archive from the root of the MSYS tree (_not_ the MinGW tree!). idutils-3.2.99-2-w32 This is a Windows port of GNU ID Utils. ID Utils and the corresponding Emacs front end is an essential part of my Emacs-based development tool-chain. Without ID Utils, there's no easy way of finding your ways in a large and complex software project. Unfortunately, the port available from GnuWin32 is broken and does not work (mkid emits an error message and quits). So I made my own Windows port of ID Utils version 3.2d (an interim version that was only available from alpha.gnu.org in the past, and now deleted even from alpha.gnu and not available anymore on any GNU site, although you can still find it on the net if you are persistent enough). That port was done in May 2005. Later, I upgraded that port using the user-visible changes from ID Utils 4.5, because I needed ID Utils to support Java and Lisp, which was not available in v3.2d. If you wonder why not just port ID Utils 4.6, then you should know that I found out to my astonishment that 99% of the changes between 4.6 and 3.2d have no user-visible effect. The bulk of the changes were "portability enhancements". As result of these "enhancements", the number of files imported from gnulib (in the lib/ subdirectory) went up from 38 to 143(!), the configury of the package became much more complex, but the net gain for users in terms of functionality was almost nil. Needless to say, none of the real problems that made the Windows port buggy were fixed by these "enhancements"... So instead of porting ID Utils 4.6, I copied the few changes that actually contributed to user-visible functionality to the old 3.2d sources, added to lib/ 3 files that were required for those changes, fixed a couple more of Windows-related problems (e.g., that `sbrk' is not available, and therefore "mkid -s" would not display meaningful memory-usage statistics), and that's what I have now. I call this version 3.2.99, because its source code base is still largely 3.2 vintage. The ChangeLog file in the top-level directory describes the Windows-related changes I made in more detail. The file DIFFS-3.2d-3.2.99.dif shows all the diffs wrt version 3.2d, which include modifications copied from ID Utils 4.5. I also modified the Copyright notices of all the old files, to have their years extended through 2011. This 2nd upload fixes an upstream bug (only corrected in ID Utils 4.6) whereby "lid -F" would mishandle open-ended ranges like 2000.. or ..200. findutils-4.2.30-5-w32 This is a Windows port of GNU Findutils 4.2.30. It includes all the binaries in the original distribution, even those, such as code.exe, frcode.exe, and bigram.exe that you are not supposed to need. I made this port because the GnuWin32 port of v4.2.20 had several grave problems: find.exe was abysmally slow, xargs.exe didn't work at all, and neither did locate.exe. This port includes updatedb.bat, which is a stripped-down replacement for the original updatedb Unix shell script. Please note that xargs.exe in this distribution has some issues that cause it to fail sometimes. But find.exe and locate.exe work flawlessly for me for several years. This fifth upload solves a bug whereby 'find' would sometimes infloop when some of the directories it traverses are symlinks to other directories. The solution is to never descend into a directory that is a symlink (i.e., this port always behaves as if the -P option was specified). As an additional bonus, this port includes 64-bit binariesin a separate findutils-4.2.30-4-w64-bin zip file, prepared by Erwin Waterlander <waterlan@xs4all.nl>. If you are running a 64-bit Windows version, you may wish to use these 64-bit executables, as they are about 5 times faster than the 32-bit ones. texinfo-5.2-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 5.2 of the GNU Texinfo package. Note that makeinfo was reimplemented in Perl in this version, which made it about 18 times slower. So I recommend to keep makeinfo.exe from version 4.13 around for the time being. If you do want to use this new makeinfo, you will need to install Perl. zlib-1.2.8-2-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 1.2.8 of the venerable zlib library. MinGW provides this version also (under the name libz-1.dll), but it depends on GCC's libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll, which has the same problems as described under bzip2 above, and in addition tends to crash programs at exit (due to a grave bug in the libgcc DLL). So I provide here a build that don't have this problem. You should be able to replace your older zlib1.dll with this version, as the latter is binary-compatible with the old one. This second upload fixes a problem with the zlib.pc file which would fail compilation and linking against zlib in packages that use pkg-config to determine the necessary compilation and link flags. tiff-4.0.3-w32 A Windows build of the latest version 4.0.3 of TIFF library and utilities. Available ports of this library are way outdated. librsvg-2.40.1-2-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 2.40.1 of librsvg, the library for manipulation, conversion, and viewing of SVG images. The only other existing port of librsvg that is known to me is from the GTK project, but is outdated, uses much more dependencies that is strictly needed on Windows, and also involves a small "DLL hell", since various dependencies need different versions of the same library (freetype and libpng). By contrast, this port requires only the minimal set of dependencies (see below), and only one version of each dependency. This second upload fixes a problem with packaging the binary archive, which could result in librsvg not working unless installed in d:/usr. pango-1.36.1-2-w32 Pango is a library for laying out and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization. This is a Windows build of the latest version 1.36.1. It is required for librsvg (see above). This second upload fixes a problem with packaging the binary archive, which could result in Pango not working unless installed in d:/usr. cairo-1.12.16-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 1.12.16 of Cairo, a 2D graphics library with support for multiple output devices. This minimal build provides only the win32 back-end and a minimal set of "surfaces" (including SVG) which are are needed for librsvg (above). pixman-0.32.4-w32 A Windows build of the latest version 0.32.4 of Pixman, a library that provides low-level pixel manipulation features. It is required for Cairo, and thus needed for librsvg (above). libcroco-0.6.8-w32 This is a Windows build of libcoroco, a standalone CSS2 parsing and manipulation library. It is required by librsvg (above). gdk-pixbuf-2.30.2-w32 The Gdk Pixbuf is a toolkit for image loading and pixel buffer manipulation. This is a Windows build of the latest version 2.30.2 of Gdk Pixbuf. It is needed for librsvg (above). glib-2.38.2-w32 A Windows build of the latest version 2.38.2 of Glib, a set of low-level libraries useful for providing data structure handling for C, portability wrappers and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an event loop, threads, dynamic loading and an object system. It is required for librsvg (above). libffi-3.0.13-w32 This is a Windows build of version 3.0.13 of the libffi library, which provides a portable, high level programming interface to various calling conventions. It is required for Glib, and therefore indirectly required by librsvg (above). lzo-2.06-w32 LZO is a data compression library which is suitable for data decompression and compression in real-time. This is a Windows build of its latest version 2.06. This library is required for one of the components of Cairo (above). git-merge-changelog-0.1-2-w32 If you use git (msysGit) on Windows, you will have merge problems when merging from branches that modified ChangeLog files. This merge driver solves those annoying problems, but msysGit distribution doesn't provide it for some reason, and there doesn't seem to be a build-ready source archive available anywhere. Building out of gnulib git repo, where the sources live, on a Windows system is not for the faint at heart. So here you have the package, complete with sources and binaries. See the file README.txt for installation and configuration instructions. This second upload fixes a bug whereby the merge would always produce a file with DOS-style CR-LF end-of-line (EOL) format, even if the original files used Unix EOLs. This is an upstream bug, fixed in this port. hunspell-1.3.2-3-w32 This is a Windows port of Hunspell v1.3.2. Hunspell (http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/) is a spell-checker with support for peculiarities of many languages and with Unicode character codepoints support out of the box. To the best of my knowledge, there's no other Windows port of Hunspell. In addition, this port includes fixes for bugs, both Windows-specific and platform-independent. The result works well for me as the back-end of the spell-checking features in Emacs. The interactive curses-based user interface also works, although (due to limitations of the ported ncurses) only characters in the current ANSI codepage are supported. The binary distribution includes dictionaries for US English and UK English. You can find the dictionaries for other languages on the Internet; install them into share/hunspell sub-directory of your Hunspell installation directory. This third upload fixes a subtle issue with running Hunspell under Emacs 24.4 and later, whereby the default dictionary would not be set correctly during initialization. All the previous bugfixes are also included, such as failure to rename the temporary file with the text corrected by spell-checking to the original name of the file submitted to the speller, and a couple of other minor bugs reported lately to the Hunspell bug tracker. gawk-4.1.1-w32 A Windows build of the latest version 4.1.1 of Gawk. This was linked against Readline, and so has a fully functional command-line editing interface, including command history, when using the Gawk debugger. Also, this port was linked against the MPFR library, and so supports arbitrary-precision floating-point arithmetics, when invoked with the -M or --bignum command-line options. See the node "Gawk and MPFR" in the manual for the details. The new dynamic extensions feature is also supported, see the node "Dynamic Extensions" in the manual. Last, but not least, this version supports network and co-routines. giflib-5.1.0-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 5.1.0 of the giflib library. Gnuwin32 has only an ancient version 4.1.4, and I didn't find any Windows port of the 5.x series. (The 'lua-files' project seems to have a binary, but no sources.) The few problems that I found and corrected while testing the previous port were accepted upstream, so this release builds with MinGW out of the box; thus no DIFFS here. libpng-1.6.12-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 1.6.12 of libpng, the official PNG image library. It includes several important security and stability fixes, and is binary-compatible with the previous 1.6.x releases, so you are well advised to upgrade. As GnuWin32 libpng ports are very old, and even the GTK site falls behind, there's a need to have the latest PNG library available for Windows. So here you have that. jpeg-v9a-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 9a of jpegsrc, the IJG's library for JPEG image compression. Like with libpng, it's high time Windows users had the latest JPEG library available to them. libcrypt-w32 This is a small library to encrypt and decrypt a block of data. This is needed for Guile and GDB below. gc-7.2f-w32 This is a Windows build of the Boehm-Demers-Weiser garbage collector (a.k.a. "Boehm GC"). It is used by Guile below. I'm not aware of any Windows binaries of this library. The library was built with Win32 threads (_not_ pthreads!), so if you need to use it with a package that uses pthreads, these binaries are not for you. libunistring-0.9.3-w32 This is a Windows port of libunistring 0.9.3, a library that provides functions for manipulating Unicode-encoded strings, and for manipulating C strings according to the Unicode standard. The MinGW site offers a binary distribution of the same version, but it is severely broken on Windows: it cannot be used after setting a non-default locale by calling 'setlocale'. This port fixes the bugs which cause this breakage, and which render Guile (below) unusable for i18n features. libffi-3.1-w32 This is a Windows build of the latest version 3.1 of the libffi library, which provides a portable, high level programming interface to various calling conventions. It is required for Guile below. Note that the DLL which comes with this version is libffi-6.dll, so it does NOT replace (and does not conflict with) libffi-5.dll that came with version 3.0.13; you still need the latter for librsvg and Glib, if you downloaded them. guile-2.0.11-2-w32 This is a Windows port of the latest Guile 2.0.11. It is heavily patched wrt the upstream sources, and supports all features that can be reasonably supported on MS-Windows. One notable exception is threads: this port was configured without threading support, because Guile built with threads (using the Windows port of pthreads) is unusable: it hangs or crashes in many simple and trivial programs, and cannot even compile its own Scheme files. The Guile binary and library in this distribution pass all the tests in the test suite. I'm not aware of any reliable Windows port of Guile anywhere. If you install this anywhere but d:/usr, you will need to set 2 environment variables: set GUILE_LOAD_PATH=x:\foo\share\guile\2.0 set GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH=x:\foo\lib\guile\2.0\ccache where "x:\foo" is the directory from which you unzipped the Guile binary zip file. This 2nd upload fixes a couple of minor problems in the code, and also includes DLL shared libraries in addition to static libraries. gdb-7.8-2-w32 A Windows build of the latest version 7.8 of GDB. The MinGW site offers only an outdated version 7.6.1, which was on top of that built without Python support. Here you have the latest release that supports Python. It also includes the lately added Guile support. One caveat: you will have to download and install Python 2.6.6 from https://www.python.org/download/releases/2.6.6/; gdb.exe in this archive depends on the Python library and DLL, and will not run without it being available on your system. (I don't want to distribute Python binaries, because then I would also need to provide the Python sources from this site, which is way too much.) If you install this anywhere but d:/usr, you will need to set 2 environment variables: set GUILE_LOAD_PATH=x:\foo\share\guile\2.0 set GUILE_LOAD_COMPILED_PATH=x:\foo\lib\guile\2.0\ccache where "x:\foo" is the directory from which you unzipped the GDB binary zip file. These variables are required for the Guile support in GDB to be able to initialize itself. If GDB complains at startup about being unable to load Python modules, you may need to set the PYTHONPATH environment variable to point to your Python 2.6.6 installation, like this: set PYTHONPATH=C:\Python26;C:\Python26\Lib;C:\Python26\;C:\Python26\DLLs;C:\Python26\Lib\lib-tk;C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages (assuming you installed Python in C:\Python26). This 2nd upload includes all the Guile support files, so you no longer need to install Guile separately.
Source: README.txt, updated 2014-08-20