MinGW cross compilation fails for d3dx9_36/tests

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Fri Mar 28 08:35:31 CDT 2008

"Dmitry Timoshkov" <dmitry at codeweavers.com> writes:

> "John Klehm" <xixsimplicityxix at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The problem is that it is a mingw issue but they don't want any
>> patches from wines win32 api in their mingw w32api.  They believe that
>> looking at the actual ms header files taints our headers legally
>> speaking.  Stefan, hans, and PaulM maintain a rather large set of
>> patches against w32api.  [1]
>> So its a constant catchup game from when wines headers get new
>> additions until someone sends paulm a patch updating the mingw w32api.
> Then perhaps we (Alexandre) should reconsider the stance about using
> Wine headers and import libraries in preference to mingw ones.

Agreed, the idea of using w32api is that we want to help improve mingw
by finding problems in their headers and libraries, but if they are not
going to accept our patches anyway, then there's clearly no point in
continuing to make our life harder by using their stuff.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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