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#1 Nov. 13, 2005 11:46:02

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[Mspgcc-users] Cygwin woes, linker tricks. Re: Both COMPLING and LINKING for msp430x2131 fails with latest windows binary installer


At 10:28 13-11-05 +0800, you wrote:
>John Heenan wrote:
>
>>It would be nice if we could get rid of cygwin altogether, however
>>there are known issues using the cygwin free MinGW/MSYS tools with
>>regard to cross compilers, such as collect2 for the compiler and
>>readline for gdb. However codesourcery.com have overcome these
>>problems for its GNU ARM distribution. Apparently they get paid by ARM
>>to maintain and update the distribution. There is a good chance their
>>gdb for ARM will work in Dev-C++ and possibly Eclipse.
>>
>>
>You can't get rid of Cygwin, so forget it. We used to build with Cygwin
>and MinGW. The MinGW versions ran faster, but had many many problems.

Steve,
I know it is off-topic, but I'm very interested to hear what kind of
troubles you had. I've written a lot of business critical software using
DevC++ / MingGW (also code which compiles on both Win32 and Linux) but I've
never ran into trouble with it.

Nico

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