New snapshots and old binaries

Jon Maltz
Mon Aug 30 20:42:00 GMT 1999

Using Sergey's coolview cygwin1.dll and libcygwin.a, I can't compile
anything with Mumit's gcc-2.95, not even something as simple as a Hello,
World program.  Sergey said that dll was more b21 compatible than b20, so
the question is, how long till b21?


At 12:01 PM 8/30/99 -0400, Chris Faylor wrote something like this:
>On Mon, Aug 30, 1999 at 11:45:27AM -0400, Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
>>> According to Suhaib:
>>> ************
>>> I do not know about /usr/local, but X11R6 needs a recompilation
>>> or you will
>>> get a __ctype__ undefined references when linking, uncurses work from
>>> B20.1.
>>> You can get X11r6.4 for snapshot from my web site at
>>> Most of the X11 and motif stuff for cygwin snapshots is available there.
>>> Jpeg, tiff
>>> and png will need recompilation.
>>> ************
>>> I guess that signifies a bug in cygwin1.dll?
>>I do not think it is a bug?  In B20.1 it was __ctype
>>and in recent snapshots, (snapshot starting from mid february 99)
>>it became __ctype__
>>I do not know what was the reasoning behind chaning __ctype to __ctype__.
>>Anyway, I had most of the necessary libs recompiled for snapshots
>>to avoid __ctype__ issue.
>I never claimed that the source hadn't changed or that you wouldn't need
>to recompile things with the new headers and libraries that we provide.
>It's really really simple.  The DLL works with older executables.
>libcygwin.a and its associated header files may not be compatible with
>older object files.
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