Building and packaging Wine Gecko

Sir Gallantmon ngompa13 at
Fri Dec 11 18:17:57 CST 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Ove Kaaven <ovek at> wrote:

> Sir Gallantmon skrev:
> > I don't think I have seen any distribution include wine-gecko. Fedora
> > seems to be in the best position to finally make a wine-gecko package,
> > since it now provides a MinGW toolchain.
> Why does *that* put Fedora in the best position? Debian has had a MinGW
> toolchain for years, the "building wine-gecko" wiki page even mentions
> attempts to use it. Only problem with it is that it's not the newest
> version.
> Perhaps if you meant that Fedora also has built a whole bunch of
> libraries using mingw and packaged them as rpms, then that *might* give
> it an edge. Still won't make me ever use Fedora, though.

Sorry, I think of the word "toolchain" differently I guess. I always
considered a toolchain to include both tools and common libraries, as Fedora
did. I was aware of the MinGW compiler offered in the Debian package
repository, but with no libraries, I considered it useless.
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