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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Win32 compilers
Date Tue, 07 Apr 1998 14:37:53 GMT
>From: "Michael C. Grant" <>
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>Subject: Re: Supporting more compilers on Win32
>Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 00:03:23 -0700
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>Yes, but there is another version of GCC on Win32 that uses Microsoft's
>run-time libraries instead of cygwin32.
>It's called "mingw32". Actually a really good place to go for _several_
>incarnations of the gcc on Win32 is
>Brian Behlendorf wrote in message
>>At 01:48 PM 4/5/98 -0400, Will Darling wrote:
>>>I don't use windows, but I'm sure you'd attract hundreds of windows
>>>developers if you could somehow support the gnu cc compiler for win32.
>>Unfortunately cygwin32 has a viral license on it - any executables compiled
>>by cygwin32 must have the GPL applied.  This wouldn't be possible for the
>>mozilla code since it has an incompatible license.  This was also why we
>>didn't choose it as a reference platform for the NT port of Apache.  And
>>speaking speculatively, it may be why there's not a whole lot of folks
>>working on cygwin32 other than cygnus.
>> Brian
>>"Optimism is a strategy for making               
>>a better future." - Noam Chomsky              
"Optimism is a strategy for making               
a better future." - Noam Chomsky              

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