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Re: Proposed SIG: Windows MinGW cross-compiler SIG

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 04:13:56PM +0100, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
> This is where it gets non-scalable if we have a forked SPEC for every
> library we want to build for mingw. We need to make it easy for the
> maintainence of all the libs to be devolved to the existing maintainers
> of the libraries, preferably with little-to-no extra work for these
> maintainers. We shouldn't get into the world of maintaining two
> independant copies of things like GNUTLS, libpng, libvirt, etc.
> If we can get away with only having mingw custom packages for gcc,binutils,
> and the runtime, and then sub-RPM for all the other bits I'd be reasonably
> satisfied.

I think it's reasonable to have a 'sample' spec file snippet for
existing maintainers to use & modify when they feel they want to add
MinGW support.  I'll give it a go with some existing libraries to see
what they would look like.


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