Mon Aug 19 16:36:00 GMT 2013
This release includes additional fixes for the Cygwin-specific
linking tool including fixes when no_import_lib=1 is defined and
fixes for versioned shared libraries.
SCons is an Open Source software construction toolÂ—that is, a
next-generation build tool. Think of SCons as an improved,
cross-platform substitute for the classic Make utility with
integrated functionality similar to autoconf/automake and compiler
caches such as ccache. In short, SCons is an easier, more reliable
and faster way to build software.
See http://www.scons.org/ for more details.
Upstream does not provide good support for building DLLs for
Cygwin. SCons will build the DLL as libMODULE.dll, but will not
build an import library.
This release includes a patched linker for Cygwin that will:
* build the DLL as cygMODULE.dll
* create an import library using the instructions from here:
This patched linker is only lightly tested. Please report any bugs
to the main mailing list. If you're a Python programmer, please
consider providing a patch, as the Cygwin maintainer is not a Python
Note that downloads from sourceware.org (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one
nearest to you: http://cygwin.com/mirrors.html
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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