43877Re: I just updated my Vim site
- Jun 6, 2006James Vega wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 03:30:32PM +0200, A.J.Mechelynck wrote:My distribution has lots of packages; but searching in yast2 among all
>> James Vega wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 11:10:21PM -0700, Hari Krishna Dara wrote:
>>>> Isn't there a cross-compiler for producing cygwin executables from
>>> There is a cross-compiler for producing Windows native executables.
>>> It's mingw and that was what I used to produce binaries of the vim7
>>> pre-release before I found Tony's site. I'm not sure if it can be used
>>> to create cygwin executables.
>> MinGW runs on Windows with Unix-like tools, doesn't it?
> Yes, that's one use of MinGW, but there is also a linux->win32
> cross-compiler. Your distribution may have packages. The MinGW wiki
> also has a HOWTO for building the cross-compiler from their tools.
>  http://www.mingw.org/MinGWiki/index.php/build%20a%20Win32%20x-compiler%20for%20Linux
(installed and uninstalled) packages for "Name/Summary/Description
Contains mingw (case-insensitive)" gives: Null result. Similarly, rpm
-qa |grep mingw (which IIUC searches only the names of installed
packages) also gives nothing.
I see that wiki but I'm not anymore enough of a guru to be certain that
it will not clobber my installation of gcc for Linux. If it seems simple
to you, why don't you do it yourself? I imagine (maybe in error, but...)
that there are so many things that could go wrong... If I could do it
successfully on Windows, it was thaks to Steve Hall, who paved the way
for me, compiled a number of versions (starting at 6.1 or earlier),
published his own "HowTo" which I could follow but also (maybe more
important) understand the procedure and vary it to make it flow smoothly
to generate the 4 executabvles I wished foor... Then he stopped
compiling for a time and I started publishing builds for every patch.
Later I disappeared from the scene and he took back the flag. Let him
keep it. His self-installers are neater than anything I could produce;
and I would start with the handicap of starting from scratch again,
learning by hit-and-miss again (and probably getting many more misses
than hits, at least at first).
Please, let me concentrate my efforts on Vim versions whose proper
workings I can check. If anyone on Windows is not content with Steve
Hall's build (7.0.017 at the moment), I will (if needed) help him
compile his own; but that cross-compiling stuff sounds to me like much
ado about very little...
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