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Re: ITA: gcc-mingw-* gcc-3 -mno-cygwin support packages; ITP: mingw-binutils/mingw-gcc-* cross compiler

On 1/11/2011 3:16 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 12/16/2010 12:01 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> On 11/24/2010 12:41 AM, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>> On 11/24/2010 12:06 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>>> Do you have the gcc package now?  
>>>> If so, I'll download it and attempt to
>>>> create a binutils wrapper to work with it.  I'm really not keen on
>>>> having a drawn out discussion about this.  Maybe I'll come to the
>>>> conclusion that it's not worth the effort but given that I've done this
>>>> kind of thing before, have been working with cross compilers for twelve
>>>> years, and have been writing cross compiler wrappers for six years, I'd
>>>> need to be see it fail myself.
>>> Well, if it's That Easy(tm) then it sounds like a decent idea.  Although
>>> I've worked with embedded compilers (which are all cross- by nature,
>>> obviously) quite a bit over the last four or five years, I was a tool
>>> user -- not a tool writer.  So, creating an ld wrapper from my end
>>> appears more tricky than it might from your end.
>>>> If I can't make a wrapper then I'll support binutils for mingw.
>>> We still would need the "real" ld to have been configured with
>>> --with-sysroot[=/usr?].  libtool's cross- support works much better if
>>> the toolchain (gcc and ld) support it, and libtool.m4 checks for it, if
>>> the package using libtool is configured with --with-sysroot[=...]
>> cgf, any progress on creating a wrapper for mingw-binutils?  If it's
>> turning out to be difficult, could we go ahead with a "real"
>> cross-configured mingw-binutils, and then maybe later update it with one
>> that installs simple wrapper .exe's that munge argv[] and exec the
>> cygwin binaries?
> Ping?

Separate subthread:
On 1/12/2011 11:41 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> I am working on this slowly.  I'd hoped to have things working
> over the Christmas break but didn't hit that goal.



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