Paul L. Snyder on 21 Dec 2015 20:18:05 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] MinGW-w64: A developer-centric talk I could give

Sounds like a great topic, Mike.

How about Central on March 2?


On Sat, 19 Dec 2015, Mike DePaulo wrote:

> At the last PLUG central, we discussed the need to give more
> developer-centric talks rather than sysadmin-centric talks.
> I could prepare and give a talk on MinGW-w64.
> "GCC for Windows 64 & 32 bits"
> Like MinGW before it, MinGW is a port of GCC and its toolchain to
> Windows. In contrast to Cygwin, it lets you build your apps such that
> they target the usual Windows APIs and behave like any ony other
> Windows app. When combined with one of the available IDEs, it is an
> open source alternative to Microsoft Visual Studio.
> The build environment can be Windows, Linux, Cygwin, etc, even
> specialized Linux build environments like the OpenSUSE Build Service.
> Many of the build environments include package management so that you
> can get your needed libraries and related build utilities (like NSIS
> for building installers ("setup.exe" files.))
> -Mike
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