Keith Marshall | 18 May 12:48 2016
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RFC: <sys/stat.h>: S_IFBLK is unsupported on Win32


Guys,

I'd like to put https://sourceforge.net/p/mingw/bugs/1146 to bed.

I'd appreciate your opinions on the options for resolution, which I've
noted at https://sourceforge.net/p/mingw/bugs/1146/#9cc1/9ca0/e11c

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Keith Marshall | 12 May 23:40 2016
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RFC: time for a new mingwrt/w32api release?


Guys,

It's been a long time since we last released an update for this pair
of packages.  I'd like to prepare a new combined release, preferably
with synchronized version numbers, but given the problems inherent in
the last combined release, (v4.0), I think that any new release should
be derived from the current "legacy" branch, and should skip
immediately to a synchronized version number of 5.0.

To prepare for this, I'm considering:

1) Rename the existing "5.0-dev" branch as "5.0-deferred".
2) Create a new "5.0-dev" branch, based on the tip of "legacy".
3) Implement an integrated build infrastructure, preserving the
   existing separate package configuration, but building both
   together, with enforced version number synchronization.
4) Create an early 5.0 release, substantially unchanged from
   the current "legacy" tip, (possibly with a few new features
   which are already "good to go").

Any thoughts?  Objections?

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Keith Marshall | 13 Mar 13:05 2016
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Fwd: MinGW Updates [Win32]


Guys,
I received the following messages, directly from Alex Jones.

Alex,
Please don't mail me directly; you are subscribed to MinGW-Dvlpr, so
please use it.  That way, everyone gets to know what you are planning
to work on, so can both offer advice, and avoid duplicating your work.

. . .

Morning Keith. We have been emailing back & forth for a little while.
But want to start helping with MinGW. Willing to help anywhere needed.
But prefer to work with Windows API/Runtime updates. Started looking
at existing tickets. Want to help with the following tickets:

   - #2236 Touch and gestures functionality
     - Assume I need a Microsoft touch device e.g. Microsoft Surface
   - #2230 GetLayout() missing in w32api libgdi32.a
   - #2274 Various modern Win32 API definitions missing
   - #2262 [patch] add Registry API functions and macros introduced
     in Windows Vista

Would like to add the following tickets also:
   - Add ODS_HOTLIGHT [0x40] in winuser.h
   - Add QWORD [#define QWORD DWORD64]

Please let me know how to set up my development environment to most
efficiently help with MinGW tickets. E.g. Git/VirtualBox/MinGW/...

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waterlan | 13 Mar 00:14 2016
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ncurses for msys in mintty

Hi,

I built ncurses 6.0 for MSYS for use in mintty. I built it in the first 
place for my own wcd project. I'm willing to share this. The files could 
be put under MSYS/Contributed/ncurses/. The MinGW installer doesn't 
support contributed libraries for msys, but people could copy the files 
manually.

Is this interesting for msys?

regards,

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arthur | 11 Jan 20:50 2016
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git installation

Happy New Year, List!

I used to install my PC with mingw-get but recently I tried a fresh 
installation of MinGW with the GUI installer. I installed the 
'mingw32-base', 'msys-base' and 'mingw-deleloper-toolkit'. Then in MSYS 
I have cvs (from MSYS) and svn (from my TortoiseSVN) but not git.

I know I can install cyg-win or git-for-windows to get git to my PC, but 
I think there may be a more clean way to add only git to my MinGW32/MSYS 
without other MSYS/MinGW64 files. What is the recommended way to add git.

Thanks,

Arthur

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waterlan | 9 Jan 09:35 2016
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porting scripts

Hi,

I looked at the latests mingw32 package upgrades (gettext and binutils) 
and I could not find a copy of the porting scripts in the src packages. 
I think they should be in there, because without them it becomes extra 
difficult for other people to create an upgrade.

I like the approach of the msys2 project, where all porting scripts are 
in a git repository. This makes it easy for people to contribute. It 
also makes it a lot easier if you would like to do a mass rebuild with a 
new gcc version.

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waterlan | 5 Jan 07:05 2016
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ugrade mingw32-libunistring problem

Hi,

I upgraded mingw32-libunistring to version 0.9.6, but in the catalogue 
the version sticks to 0.9.3.

I updated file contrib/mingw32-libunistring.xml, and did a normal build.
Only contrib/issue.log changed, and there was only one unpublished file: 
contrib/unpublished/mingw32-libunistring.xml.lzma.
I'm not sure if this is normal. Normally common/issue.log also changes, 
and there are new packet list lzma files generated.

I did upload everything.

regards,

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waterlan | 3 Jan 23:30 2016
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mingw32-ncurses 6.0

Hi,

I uploaded a new package: mingw32-ncurses 6.0. You can install it with 
mingw-get.

ncurses 6.0 improved a lot for Windows since 5.9, but there are still 
issues (which are not in PDCurses).
* To make it work in Console(2) you have to set the NCURSES_CONSOLE2 
environment variable.
* It doesn't work at all in ConsoleZ.
* You may see tremble in the screen while it is redrawing.

Advantage over PDCurses:
* support for Unicode combining characters.

regards,

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Earnie | 3 Jan 20:47 2016
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MSVCRT.DLL is no longer stated as the "Known DLL"

The read for MSVC 2015 removes the "Knwon DLL" wording.  Compare the
pages at
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/abx4dbyh(v=vs.140).aspx and
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/abx4dbyh(v=vs.120).aspx

Just wanted to give a heads up to the changes in documentation.
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Erwin Waterlander | 20 Nov 22:24 2015
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new dos2unix uploaded

Hi,

I uploaded a new version (7.3.2) of dos2unix for msys and mingw.
Somebody can update the catalog. I have no permission.

best regards,

Erwin

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NightStrike | 3 Aug 05:48 2015
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mingw symlink

I tried building the toolchain for the first time in a long time, and
I see this is still an issue:

The directory that should contain system headers does not exist:
  /opt/mw64/sysroot/mingw/include

Is it at all possible to get rid of that dependency?  As I recall,
that was a holdover from mistakes made eons ago.  I get that "/mingw"
is the Windows equivalent of "/usr", but the issue here is that the
build system extends the sysroot variable.  It looks for
$sysroot/usr/include or $sysroot/mingw/include instead of just
$sysroot/include.

Does --with-build-sysroot make this go away?  Or, can it be made to do so?

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