Building and packaging Wine Gecko

Sir Gallantmon ngompa13 at
Fri Dec 11 22:46:54 CST 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 9:07 PM, Ove Kaaven <ovek at> wrote:

> Sir Gallantmon skrev:
> > 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.
> Well, to be fair, the libraries included with mingw32 include the whole
> Win32 API, including the standard C runtime (msvcrt). What more could
> you possibly need from a "minimalist GNU for Windows" compiler for it to
> be useful...?
It almost certainly doesn't include the whole API set for Windows. It
includes the minimal Win32 API, yes, but not all the Win32 APIs. I don't
care for your bias on RPM based distros, so meh. I respect Debian's decision
not to include common libraries under cross-arching, but I personally like
the convenience that Fedora offers, especially given all the circular
dependencies some of the libraries that Fedora provides would require if
built from source.
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