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Re: cygwin gcc DLLs loaded by Visual C++ crashing - SOLVED

It surely doesn't matter if we aren't distributing our code to anyone other
than ourselves, otherwise you've probably got  millions of offenders of the
GPL.  We're only using cygwin to prototype some stuff, not to make any
viable product as it just isn't stable/reliable/secure enough unfortunately
(yet).  Its a brilliant environment for creativity and experimentation

Give me a break, I will update the FAQ with a patch just as I did for the
DirectX/DirectDraw 8 stuff, if only for the knowledge that other people
don't have to go trawling through thousands of pages of out-dated advice
only to find none of it works (documentation karma). I'll also put that zip
file up on the page below. (it works for both gcc 2.95.3-5 and 3.0.3 by the

We're still getting some problems (an exception) unloading the dll we
created, but only from within the Maya plugin. Apart from that it all seems
to work fine so far.  I think that problem has more to do with the way Maya
calls its plugins (as static modules in memory) and is unrelated to cygwin I

Best Regards

Q-Games, Dylan Cuthbert.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 12:23 AM
Subject: Re: cygwin gcc DLLs loaded by Visual C++ crashing - SOLVED

> On Thu, Feb 14, 2002 at 03:09:47PM +0900, Dylan Cuthbert wrote:
> >
> >The FAQ/User Manual leads everyone in completely the wrong direction.
> >
> >If anyone else wants to get CYGWIN C++ programs running as dlls loaded by
> >Visual C++ programs, use the attached example as a basis, it is *really*
> >simple.  This only allows Visual C++ to access the C functions of course,
> >but that allows the generation of a simplified layer to gcc's c++ and our
> >own c++ libraries.
> >
> >We are now able to interface our cygwin programs with our Maya plugin
> >is forced unfortunately to use VC++).
> Hmm.  I didn't see an update for the FAQ which "reverses the direction"
> in your attachment.  Did I miss something?
> You do realize that if you are using the cygwin DLL, your code is GPLed,
> right?
> cgf
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