[ANN] GCC-2.95.2 binaries for Mingw32

Mumit Khan khan@nanotech.wisc.edu
Sun Nov 7 20:15:00 GMT 1999

GCC-2.95.2 for Mingw (i386-mingw32) -- Release information

Release date: Nov 7, 1999.

I'm pleased to announce prebuilt gcc-2.95.2 packages for GNU Mingw

What are the various packages?
  gcc-2.95.2: GNU Compilers for C, C++, ObjC, F77 plus the the respective 
    runtime libraries. Also includes binutils-2.9.4 (distributed with
    Cygwin B20.1), Mingw runtime 1999-11-07, Anders Norlander's w32api
    (slightly modified), GDB version 4.18, MAKE version 3.77.

    Unlike previous releases where I have provided an MSVCRT add-on,
    this release contains full distributions of CRTDLL and MSVCRT;
    you choose which one (or both!) you want. If you get both, do
    install each in a different directory.
  mingw32-docs-html: Provides the documentation in HTML format. Contains
    documentation for GCC 2.95.2, Binutils 2.9.4, GDB 4.18 and Make 3.77.

  All the packages are distributed as self-extracting executables instead
  of .ZIP files to avoid the issue of having the "correct" unzip utility.

What's New?

  GCC: 2.95.2 (obviously), with some Mingw specific patches. Highlights:
    - deals correctly when installed in pathname with spaces in it.
    - correct #pragma pack handling.
    - preliminary COM support.
    - anonymous structs and unions in C, and anonymous structs in C++.
    - thread-safe C++ exception support.
    - support creation of "shared" segments via the "shared" attribute so 
      that multiple running copies can share data variables. 
    - ignores GNAT installed registry keys, and can not coexist with GNAT.
  Mingw runtime:
    - profiling support! Compile/Link with -pg option, run, and then
      use gprof (included in distribution). See binutils documentation
      for more on gprof usage.
    - Many many fixes to headers. Added many wide character prototypes,
      but still quite incomplete.
    - Helper DLL for thread-safe C++ exception support. To enable MT
      C++ support, you must compile and link using -mthreads option,
      and your application will need mingwm10.dll (MSVCRT version) or 
      mingwc10.dll (CRTDLL version). 
    - Based on Anders Norlander's 0.2 snapshot, with lots of changes for
      COM and OLE. Fixes to missing ``extern "C"'' guards, and incorrect
      packing for some of the headers.
    - Stub winsock2.h header; very incomplete, which hopefully lots of 
      applications won't notice.

What's not in this package?
  libg++: Sorry, I stopped distributing libg++ a while back. If you
    need it, see the gcc-2.95.2 FAQ (see the "LINKS" section for URL) and 
    build it yourself.

  Web: http://www.xraylith.wisc.edu/~khan/software/gnu-win32/
  FTP: ftp://ftp.xraylith.wisc.edu/pub/khan/gnu-win32/mingw32/gcc-2.95.2/

  Please visit the web page before you attempt to download/install. It
  may address problems you might run into.


  See the INSTALL file for instructions. It's basically a matter of
  unpacking the various packages that you may need.

Disk space?
  About 24M, give or take a few.

MSVCRT vs CRTDLL runtimes?
  The CRTDLL distribution links with and uses CRTDLL.DLL, which is
  guaranteed to be on *every* W95/NT system shipped; the MSVCRT
  distribution links with and uses MSVCRT.DLL, which is distributed
  with all new Win9x/NT systems. MSVCRT runtime is faster and better
  debugged, but do keep in mind that Mingw/MSVCRT is perhaps not as 
  well tested as Mingw/CRTDLL, simply because a large fraction of the 
  installed user-base uses the CRTDLL version.

Where are the rest of the utilities, such as make and gdb?
  GDB version 4.18 is distributed with gcc-2.95.2 binaries, and so is
  MAKE version 3.77. Jan-Jaap has made most of the other tools available 
  from his site, and I see no reason to duplicate them. His site is
  listed in the "Related Sites" on my web page cited below. 

Where to report bugs?

  Report compiler bugs to GCC bugs mailing list. See GCC homepage (URL
  below in LINKS section) for information on how to submit bug reports.
  There is a Mingw list http://www.egroups.com/lists/mingw32/ as well.
  Please always copy me on the bug reports, wherever you choose to send

  GNU Compilers    : http://gcc.gnu.org/
  My stuff         : http://www.xraylith.wisc.edu/~khan/software/gnu-win32/

Mumit -- khan@xraylith.wisc.edu

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