Updated: scons-2.3.0-5

David Rothenberger daveroth@acm.org
Mon Nov 4 01:51:00 GMT 2013


CYGWIN NEWS:
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This release prefers /usr/bin to /bin for Cygwin, to avoid the
problem invoking /bin/gcc reported here

  http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2013-11/msg00018.html

DESCRIPTION:
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SCons is an Open Source software construction tool—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.

CYGWIN NOTES:
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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:
   http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/dll.html

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
programmer.

QUESTIONS:
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If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.

-- 
David Rothenberger  ----  daveroth@acm.org



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