RFC: Disabling MinGW support in Wine packages (e.g. Debian)

Francois Gouget 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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