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Re: Proposed SIG: Windows MinGW cross-compiler SIG



On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 1:47 AM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones redhat com> wrote:
> The three initial contributors, myself, Dan Berrange and Daniel
> Veillard, are primarily interested in providing a libvirt client
> library and some libvirt-based tools for Windows users (so that they
> will be able to manage Linux systems running libvirtd remotely).
> However we think that a cross-compiler could have much wider interest
> in the Fedora community.

Which of our contributors had developed the liveusb creator tool for
windows? I'm sure they'd be interested in making use of this
toolchain, maybe helping with it. I think Lmacken is one of them.

I was also talking to someone on irc about bringing a wubi-alike
application to install and run Fedora as a windows application. I
forget exactly who I was talking to..sorry... but the conversation did
touch on needing the minGW cross-compiler to build the application.

Once we have a viable cross compiler toolchain available as part of
our project, have we thought about how we can expose it so we can
build and host 'official' project tools meant to be used on windows?
As the liveusb-creator experience has shown, there is a place for
window executables in the project's binary offerings. As long as we
can build them in an open build system, we shouldn't have any
fundamental policy problems generating more tool of that nature.. but
have we thought about how we would want to setup the build system and
distribution of such executables?

-jef


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