2013/6/24 Ozkan Sezer <sezeroz@gmail.com>
On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Kai Tietz <ktietz70@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hello Ruben,
> 2013/6/23 Ruben Van Boxem <vanboxem.ruben@gmail.com>:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I have come to the conclusion that my MinGW-w64 builds bring too little to
>> the table for me to continue maintaining them.
>> I strongly encourage you to use the plethora of toolchains in a multitude of
>> configurations available at mingw-builds. Comparing download numbers they
>> have a much higher visibility, and e.g. their adoption by the Qt Project
>> speaks of their quality. They have succeeded in doing what I missed when I
>> decided to start building GCC, so my effort spent in doing that is now
>> wasted.
>> I may dabble into getting Clang 3.3 to work on Windows, perhaps even with
>> libc++, but I am not promising anything.
>> I'll still linger around here though, don't worry.
>> All the best,
>> Ruben
> First, I want to thank you for your hard work you've spent into
> providing your excellent toolchains over the last years.  I am sad to
> hear that you discontinue it, but I am lucky to hear that you will be
> still reading this ML.
> Indeed it would be great, if you could put your build-experience into
> some documentation/build-scripts in our Wiki/repository.  This
> information is for sure of much interest to our community.  Any work
> on that is mostly appreachiated.
> That you think that mingw-builds is doing a better job as you did is
> at least for our community a least one good news ... nevertheless is
> mingw-builds a different venture, and I am not sure if we should drop
> that easy our own toolchains.  I admit that as long as mingw-builds is
> well maintained, and build regular toolchains on sane-state of
> toolchain, it is ok, but as soon as this might not happen anymore we
> are getting in serious troubles.  I don't think we should let
> third-party ventures manage our work exclusive and not providing some
> base-knowledge and environment by ourself.

I thought the Makefile under experimental was meant for that.

Very well said, and I second this. I hope Ruben reconsiders.

Let's say it like this:
"I'm whatever Gotham needs me to be [...] A hero. Not the hero we deserved but the hero we needed. Nothing less than a knight. Shining."

A glued together quote to ease your minds.

I'm just not committing to keep up to date. I'll probably be inexorably drawn into the cruel GNU build system world again.




> Thanks for your work and all the best,
> Kai


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