[ANNOUNCE] mingw32 GCC 2.8.0 based toolchain availab
Mon Jan 26 06:00:00 GMT 1998
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>From: "Paul Garceau" <email@example.com>
>Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:29:44 -0800
>Subject: (Fwd) Re: [ANNOUNCE] mingw32 GCC 2.8.0 based toolchain availab
> 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
>Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 13:28:19 -0800
>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
>> > downloaded from the GNU site here in the US. However, as I
>> > 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:
>> 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
> 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
>> > that my ISP tends to support GNU development projects. It is
>> > 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
>check out things here in North America.
> Paul G.
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