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From Per Einar Ellefsen <>
Subject Re: How much effort to get Apache working with Mingw?
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2002 21:20:36 GMT
At 22:51 19.06.2002, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>This has been on my to-do for 3 years ;)  Thanks for taking up the challenge.
>If we could set up an evening next week or over the weekend, perhaps we have
>an informal Win32/mingw hackathon on irc:// #apr channel
>to trade ideas with anyone interested in attacking this, and turn around 
>1.3 and 2.0 build methods.
>The problem with mingw has been the lack of libtool/autoconf/automake/m4
>support, but I'm hoping to hear that the situation has improved over time :)

I'm into anything and hope to be able to do as much as possible, although 
I'm not too experienced with Apache hacking. My goal for this summer has 
been to get mod_perl and Apache to work on as many varieties of windows as 
possible, so heck I just want to try :) Anytime after next thursday is fine 
with me.

As for libtool etc etc... No idea, but I do indeed hope so! I'll try to 
take a look around..

Good to see someone else is interested in this!

>At 01:07 PM 6/19/2002, Per Einar Ellefsen wrote:
>>I was thinking to get Apache compiled with Mingw, but it seems like all 
>>your instructions are based on MVC++ (which I don't really want to pay 
>>for). Do you know how much would be needed to do for Apache to work with 
>>Mingw? Perl uses another make called "dmake" and has a separate makefile, 
>>but I'm not sure if that would be needed. I guess in theory just changing 
>>the compiler name to gcc would be enough, but that's in theory of course 
>>:) Has anyone ever tinkered with this? It would be a great alternative 
>>for win32 platforms, because it would allow more people to compile themselves.
>>Anyway, the real reason I'm asking is because I want to do mod_perl work 
>>with Mingw, which would make it easier to contribute. So I'm wondering: 
>>as Mingw uses the same runtime library as MS Visual C (MSVCRT) under the 
>>hood, would it be possible to compile DSO modules with Mingw and make 
>>them run with binary distributions of Apache?
>>Oh yeah: I'm talking 1.3 and 2.0 here, the best would be both.
>>Per Einar Ellefsen

Per Einar Ellefsen

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