RFC: Disabling MinGW support in Wine packages (e.g. Debian)
fgouget at free.fr
Wed Jul 28 09:33:43 CDT 2021
Debian's Wine packages build with --without-mingw.
See debian/rules in:
If I remember correctly this increases the chance of not being able to
run applications that expect specific binary layouts for Windows
function prologues, i.e. mostly those with copy-prevention / anti-cheat
If so packages that needlessly disable MinGW are doing their users a
disservice and are not presenting Wine in its best light.
Do I remember correctly?
Should packagers be advised not to compile without MinGW?
Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> http://fgouget.free.fr/
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