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From Motl <>
Subject Re: activemq Cygwin build and GPL
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:43:28 GMT

I am working on it. The main problem is that it's really hard to locate a
problem - unfortunately, debugger doesn't help.

tabish121 wrote:
> If you can figure out how to make the build work with MinGW you can
> submit a patch to add that as an option in the configure script.
> Really we only endorse using MSVC on Windows as we have had nothing but
> trouble with Cygwin and MinGW.  
> Patches are welcome.
> On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 09:06 -0700, Motl wrote:
>> When building on Cygwin, the application is linked against cygwin1.dll 
>> (runtime library). That means you should distribute your code under GPL
>> (accorging to Cygwin license terms) which is extremely strong
>> restriction.
>> I have spent few days in a fierce struggle against MinGW, but I haven't
>> managed to make things work.
>> I have managed to build activemq-cpp (both statically and dynamically)
>> and
>> test example under MinGW. More precisely, I build it under Cygwin with
>> '-mno-cygwin' gcc flag, which excludes Cygwin headers/libraries. But the
>> example still crashes while running and I really have no clear idea why
>> it
>> works on Cygwin and doesn't work on MinGW.
>> Could we add MinGW support as a feature for future release? Otherwise we
>> aren't able to use activemq-cpp on Win32 without following the GPL
>> licencse.

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