Subject: Support for the win64 target is now available in rawhide!
Date: Wednesday 7th March 2012 21:00:38 UTC (over 5 years ago)
Hey everybody, We finally managed to achieve a huge milestone: As of today all packages which are required to build binaries for the win64 target are available in Fedora rawhide! From now on you can yum install the 'mingw64-gcc' package to install the required toolchain components. After that you can use helper scripts like 'mingw64-configure' and 'mingw64-cmake' followed by a regular 'make' to build win64 binaries for your favorite package For the packagers among us, the new win64 RPM macros which are mentioned at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:MinGW_Future can now be used in your .spec files. With these RPM macros you can build binaries for both the win32 and win64 targets The mass rename of all mingw32-* packages to mingw-* has also just completed. Unfortunately this mass rename has caused quite a lot of commit mail spam for both the packagers involved and the mingw mailing list. Again our apologies for this large amount of commit mail spam. It should all be over by now as all history has now been copied over successfully This is also the starting signal for packagers to port over their packages to the new MinGW packaging guidelines and adding win64 support. A quite large amount of packages was already ported in the testing repository so for those packages the porting should be relative easy. The .spec files which have been part of the testing repository can be found at http://svn.openftd.org/svn/fedora_cross/ If you decide to copy over a ported package from the testing repository to Fedora please keep in mind that the changelog entries may have diverged a bit so some manual adjustments may be required there. Also try to keep the names of the people who helped with the porting intact in the changelog entries as these people already did a great job which must be credited! I would also like to give a special thank you to Kalev Lember for his amazing help in the last couple of days with the git renaming and other tasks which we had to do. Thanks a lot Kalev! Tomorrow we'll start with testing the packages which are in rawhide. Once testing is completed, we'll push the win64 pieces and all renamed packages to Fedora 17. After that the mingw-w64 feature https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Mingw-w64_cross_compiler is really a fact for Fedora 17! Happy hacking! Erik van Pienbroek _______________________________________________ mingw mailing list [email protected] https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/mingw