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Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original mingw.org project, created to support the GCC compiler on Windows systems. It has forked it in 2007 in order to provide support for 64 bits and new APIs. It has since then gained widespread use and distribution.
The development and community are very active and welcoming with new contributors every month and simple installers.
initial v5 Release: 2016-10-19
You can also look at the full list of versions.
Mingw-w64 interacts a lot with other projects in order to help everyone move forward. Contributions have been going to and coming from these projects:
See https://github.com/mingw-w64/mingw-w64/blob/master/mingw-w64-headers/crt/io.h#L364-L371 and https://gcc.gnu.org/git/?p=gcc.git;a=blob;f=config/mh-mingw;h=a795096f038f26f2db70f72487ca2665b9e7097e;hb=b31f80231df9ce6d9b50c62d28b8d2a4654ef564#l1, it's a long known issue that access() doesn't work if X_OK is set, the same issue was present even in msvcrt.dll on Vista. Therefore, GCC already should be setting the flag -D__USE_MINGW_ACCESS to get a workaround enabled.
Hi Kai, Thanks for ur advice! do u know how to apply a patch file like the one above on windows system? !!
configure: Deprecate directx SDK option.
headers: Get rid of check for DX headers presence.
headers: Get rid of _mingw_directx.h.
headers: Remove remaining direct-x directory usage.
Hello Jerry, well, not sure what those headers are. They seem not to belong to our provided system-headers. Nevertheless you are right that - if the header file exists - you can include it via '#include' C preprocessor statement. I am a bit confused by your expression "include most libraries". If you mean include API definition for a library, well. Otherwise a header is not enough for using a library. You will need to add it to your link command option, so it is used. Regards, Kai Am Mo., 30. Dez....
rpath is not used on windows. DLLs are loaded as described https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/dlls/dynamic-link-library-search-order
thumbcache.idl: import from wine
Compilation problem with -Wl, -rpath,