how to use windres.exe without installing cygwin?

Charles Wilson
Tue May 10 15:39:00 GMT 2011

On 5/10/2011 10:51 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 10 07:23, ironsand wrote:
>> Is there someone who knows how to include windres.exe in a software without
>> installing cygwin? %-|
> You can't.  Windres is a Cygwin tool using the Cygwin DLL.  Gcc is a
> Cygwin tool using the Cygwin DLL.  Either you provide *all* the stuff
> required to run the script (and don't forget to provide the sources as
> well), or you let the user install Cygwin via setup.exe.  This is the
> preferred method anyway.

Well, OUR windres is a cygwin tool.  You can, of course, use the or mingw64.sf version of windres.  They each have their own
list(s) of dependencies, but cygwin1.dll is not one of them.

They don't grok cygwin's unix paths, tho.

And, as always, the binutils tools (incl. windres) are GPL, so if you
distribute the windres binary you must also distribute the binutils
source code.


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