[ANNOUNCEMENT] NEW: mingw-zlib-1.1.4-4

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Mon Sep 8 14:01:00 GMT 2003


On Sun, 7 Sep 2003, Charles Wilson wrote:

> I've made a new package available on sourceware: mingw-zlib contains the
> zlib distribution compiled using 'gcc -mno-cygwin' and installed into
> /usr/include/mingw/ and /usr/lib/mingw.
>
> It includes:
>
> usr/bin/mgwz.dll
> usr/include/mingw/zconf.h
> usr/include/mingw/zlib.h
> usr/lib/mingw/libz.a
> usr/lib/mingw/libz.dll.a
>
> and documentation.  (Note that the dll is named 'mgwz.dll' to prevent
> conflicts with 'cygz.dll')
>
> The idea is for this library to be used by binaries that are part of the
> cygwin distribution, but which cannot use the cygwin kernel services --
> such as setup.exe or cygcheck.exe, among others.
>
> I'd bet that most of those applications would probably want to link
> directly to libz.a or use 'ld .... -Bstatic -lz -Bdynamic' rather than
> link to dynamically, but we'll play that by ear.
>
> --
> Chuck
>
> P.S. Yes, I know this didn't go thru the official process, but I got the
> impression that cgf wanted to include this functionality (e.g. the
> speedup of cygcheck via zlib library calls instead of zcat.exe) in the
> imminent release of cygwin-1.5.4, and I figured this would be fairly
> non-controversial.

Chuck,

This is good for a temp measure, but wouldn't this normally go into the
mingw-runtime and gcc-mingw packages?  Or is this going to be a separate
package forever and ever?
	Igor
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