[ANNOUNCE] mingw32 GCC 2.8.0 based toolchain availab

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>From: "Paul Garceau" <pgarceau@teleport.com>
>To: gnu-win32@cygnus.com
>Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:29:44 -0800
>Subject: (Fwd) Re: [ANNOUNCE] mingw32 GCC 2.8.0 based toolchain availab
>Reply-to: pgarceau@teleport.com
>Greetings everyone,
>	Forgot to cc: this to the gnu-win32 mailing list...
>------- Forwarded Message Follows -------
>From:          Self <paul>
>To:            Jan-Jaap van der Heijden 
>Subject:       Re: [ANNOUNCE] mingw32 GCC 2.8.0 based toolchain 
>Reply-to:      pgarceau@teleport.com
>Date:          Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:28:19 -0800
>Hi everyone,
>On 23 Jan 98 at 11:27, the Illustrious Jan-Jaap van der Heijden wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, Paul Garceau wrote:
>> > On 18 Jan 98 at 20:49, the Illustrious Jan-Jaap van der Heijden 
>> > 
>> > > 
>> > > I upgraded the tools on my mingw32 page:
>> > > 
>> > >   
>> > 
>> > 
>> > 	Is there a US Mirror for this?  If there is, I am unaware of it.
>> That makes two of us :-)
> Oh, hooray!  It's already been confirmed that there is a need for such 
>thing in the Western Hemisphere.  One thing for sure, it will sure make 
>easier to download the mingw32 package if a site can be found And it 
>mean saving a lot of download time for those who wish to download 
>without using a Unix shell with a special switch attached (100Mbs 
>speed is very nice!).  It appears that one may actually be available at
>this time and I will be checking it out.
>> > 	I am assuming, at this point in time, that each of these things 
can be 
>> > downloaded from the GNU site here in the US.  However, as I 
understand it, 
>> > there would need to be further modifications completed after the 
>> > downloading from the mit.edu site before the latest version of GCC 
>> > be useable as a functional part of mingw32.
>> > 
>> All patches are with the rest on on the FTP server, same machine:
>>   ftp://agnes.dida.physik.uni-essen.de/home/janjaap/mingw32/
>> The tricky part in building GCC yourself is not getting the sources, 
>> the fact that you need a unix system with a crosscompiler to build
>> everything. And, I use snapshot binutils (gas) and those sources are 
>> public.
> Cygwin32 can allow this.  The problem is, the more copies or 
>are generated, the less distinct the copy becomes...and not everyone 
>the space or power to download and run Cygwin32 for such porting from 
> If anyone were to ask me, I would say that the reason outlined above 
>probably the best reason to create a Western Hemisphere/North American
>mirror site for mingw32.
>> > 	I am currently considering putting a US Mirror site together for 
>> > Jan-Jaap, but am not sure if I've got the available disk space.  I 
do know 
>> > that my ISP tends to support GNU development projects.  It is 
simply a 
>> > question of need.
>> > 
>> Current ftp disk usage:
>> 6999    ./binaries
>> 23      ./diffs/CDK
>> 861     ./diffs/attic
>> 956     ./diffs
>> 4333    ./linux
>> 7090    ./misc
>> 316     ./platform-SDK/def
>> 425     ./platform-SDK/import_libs
>> 742     ./platform-SDK
>> Total: 20122 (plus a few Kb for the www pages)
> I am assuming you mean about 21M of disk space would be more than 
>sufficient for mirroring the mingw32 files.  I will keep this in mind 
as I
>check out things here in North America.
> Peace,
>  Paul G.
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