[Mono-devel-list] cygmono-1.dll and cygMonoPosixHelper.dll

Kornél Pál kornelpal at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 20 05:20:34 EDT 2005

>From: Raja R Harinath
>>>I don't know much about the Windows world, but IIRC, you have to say
>>>you're targetting 'mingw' rather than 'cygwin'.  You'll then get
>>>libmono-1.dll and libMonoPosixHelper.dll -- I don't think you can escape
>>>the lib prefix either, but it's at least bearable.
>> I have never tried to compile Mono under mingw and and I don't know
>> whether
>> it can be compiled under mingw. But I don't want to compile it under
>> mingw
>> so I don't care.:)
>I wasn't suggesting that you build _under_ mingw.  I was suggesting that
>you build _for_ mingw, since that's (almost) what we intend: we don't want
>to depend on cygwin libraries.

I don't know what exactly you want to suggest. I build Mono on Windows under
Cygwin (I think just as anyone else). The build system uses "-nno-cygwin" so
the resulting binaries are not dependent on Cygwin.

But the problem is that even those libraries built with "-nno-cygwin" will
the the 'cyg' prefix and I don't like it because it suggests that they
require Cygwing but in fact not. And thats why I proposed the patch.

By the way as I know MinGW is a build environment (I have never tried it)
rather than a runtime environment so I think I cannot build for MinGW, I can
build only under MinGW.


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