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Re: [Mingw-users] A Mingw32 runtime library independent of MSVCRT.DLL
- From: Steven Edwards <steven_ed4153 at yahoo dot com>
- To: John Platts <john_platts at hotmail dot com>, mingw-users at lists dot sourceforge dot net, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 19:48:15 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] A Mingw32 runtime library independent of MSVCRT.DLL
Doesnt newlib do the same?
--- John Platts <email@example.com> wrote:
> Why do mingw32 users continue to use a runtime library dependent of
> There is a project to totally replace MSVCRT.DLL. Here are the advantages of
> the Mingw32 Alternate C Runtime Library (no stable version released, just a
> unstable, incomplete version):
> - Easy to modify
> - Can be easily tweaked
> - Can be compiled without Microsoft Visual C++
> - Open Source
> - Free to distribute, even without owning Microsoft Visual C++ or Microsoft
> - Can be compiled with Wine (with both native platform gcc and with Mingw32
> - Will be 100% ISO C99 compliant when complete
> - Bugs cannot be easily fixed in the MSVCRT.DLL distribution (unless someone
> has a valid license of Microsoft Visual C++)
> - Will support both static and dynamic linking when complete, unlike other
> Mingw32 runtimes (MSVCRT.DLL can only be dynamically linked, but Microsoft
> Visual C++ also ships with two release static C Runtime Library called
> LIBC.LIB and LIBCMT.LIB)
> Developers, please contribute to the Mingw32 Alternate C Runtime Library
> found at http://mingwacr.sourceforge.net. If you are going to contribute,
> send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Cygwin developers:
> NOTE: The cygwin setup program should not be linked with MSVCRT.DLL or
> CRTDLL.DLL. It should also not be linked with the cygwin library. It needs
> to be linked with a static native Win32 C Runtime Library, such as what the
> Mingw32 Alternate C Runtime Library is going to be. If you are a developer
> wishing to contribute to the library, please do so. Please send email to
> email@example.com if you are going to contribute. Developers
> should participate in the efforts, so that a Cygwin setup program can be
> written the way it should be without having to use a commercial Win32
> compiler such as Microsoft Visual C++.NET.
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