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Insight MinGW Build
- From: "Kip Warner" <Kip at thevertigo dot com>
- To: insight at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 20:09:42 -0700
- Subject: Insight MinGW Build
- Organization: Vertigo
My name is Kip Warner and I am an active member of the Dev-C++ community.
I also use to be a part of the development crew as well.
Our community is huge and Dev-C++ was, for the longest time, in the top
ten most active projects on SourceForge. This goes to show the enormous
number of individuals who pursue a capable development enviroment on the
Unfortunately, when things do not go quite as planned, we find ourselves
in dire need of a decent debugger. GDB is powerful and is very well
written. What it lacks is the ease of use that new comers require when
first venturing into this development world. A console can appear rather
hostile and a nice GUI can change all that and make them feel much more
Insight is a fabulous front end for GDB and solves most of our problems.
Not to mention, and our community loves it. Unfortunately, the build we
are using and share, has become rather archaic and often shows signs of
incompatibilities with the ways in which debugging information is compiled
into the latest binaries GCC produces.
We have attempted to compile a newer non-cygwin dependant native win32
build time and time again. We have set all of our biggest nerds with the
biggest glasses in our community to it. Unfortunately, we fail each and
every time due to the extreme complexities involved in the building
Our request then is that the capable Insight crew create a native win32
build on ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/gdb/releases with the other
primarily nix oriented archives. Can this be done? Thank you kindly.