Mike DePaulo on 23 Dec 2015 21:30:07 -0800

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

Yes, let's plan on that.

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:17 PM, Paul L. Snyder <plsnyder@drexel.edu> wrote:
> Sounds like a great topic, Mike.
> How about Central on March 2?
> Paul
> 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"
>> http://mingw-w64.org/
>> 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.
>> http://mingw-w64.org/
>> 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.))
>> http://mingw-w64.org/doku.php/download
>> -Mike
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