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Re: lynx-dev What happened to MINGW patch?

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev What happened to MINGW patch?
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 19:48:18 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, [ISO-8859-1] Fr?d?ric L. W. Meunier wrote:

> On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> >
> > > On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > >
> > > I compiled under Cygwin, using the "-mno-cygwin" directive, and using
> > > the configure script. This works, but configure gets three defines
> > > wrong for MingW, requiring a manual edit of lynx_cfg.h. Optimally
> > > (perhaps for the 2.8.6 series), I or someone else will patch configure
> > > to fix that.
> >
> > I made a quick try at this a few hours ago, but the script didn't get
> > anywhere - couldn't link.  That's using just the cygwin packages.  Is
> > there any documentation on building mingw binaries on cygwin?
> I don't know why Doug is using PDCurses. Because ncurses
> doesn't work with -mno-cygwin ?

yes - ncurses hasn't been ported to use the MSVC dll that mingw uses.

> But last I heard you needed to compile all libraries the binary
> links to with -mno-cygwin. You can't use the ones from Cygwin
> (like bzip2, OpenSSL, zlib).

I'll look at it later (for now, will only ensure that these changes don't
prevent it from building with the makelynx.bat script).  I have a very
long list of competing distractions...

> And does a lynx binary compiled with -mno-cygwin lack or add
> anything compared to one you compile with Borland or MVSC ?

probably not - since he has to use PDCurses anyway.

Thomas E. Dickey

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