Guido De Rosa - 2009-01-24

Hello,

I managed to port gsl-1.12 to Win32 natively using MSYS/MinGW. The build is here:

http://www.studenti.unina.it/~gcderosa/gsl-win32/1.12/

In the Readme file, I summarize the building steps.

I also worked around a long-standing Montecarlo test failure:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gsl/2006-09/msg00004.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gsl/2006-09/msg00005.html

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gsl/2009-01/msg00053.html
http://www.studenti.unina.it/~gcderosa/gsl-win32/1.12/gsl-mingw.diff

There should be a subtle bug in MinGW, and I guess it's difficult to fix.

My solution is definitively not elegant, but it works (i.e. 'make test' is successful).

I don't know if the gnuwin32 maintainers could follow this approach... just my 2 cents.

Guido De Rosa