[Proj] Whew, in spite of the damnable distribution software

Gerald I. Evenden geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Mon May 18 14:28:56 EST 2009

On Monday 18 May 2009 2:59:41 pm Christopher Barker wrote:
> Gerald I. Evenden wrote:
> > Just an added note: in the case of Windows why not just distribute a DLL
> > and *.exe's.?  If someone want the sources, then they are responsible for
> > dealing with the configure for DOS.
> That is how it's usually done, but hen you need to compile them.
> MinGW+Msys is on option, or cygwin with the -mingw flag (to get binaries
> that don't depend on cygwin)
> -Chris

A quick look at the MinGW+MSYS web site makes it seem like the choice.

Are there any other comments on this suggestion?  Especially from nay-sayers 
and critics.

One thing that comes to mind: I have a 64 bit machine.  How is that going to 
confuse the above operations?  Compile different exe's?

Other details about pthread and GSL library options.  How to handle said 
options has to be dealt with.

Thanks for the suggestion.

As an embarassing aside, I installed cygwin on the flip side of my desktop but 
have never done anything with it.  After I loaded it there was some 
installation stuff which seemed to require DOS knowledge so I put it aside 
out of fear of having to learn something about DOS.  So it has been rusting 
there ever since.

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist

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