[Mono-dev] Windows build

Leszek Ciesielski skolima at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 11:34:07 EDT 2008

A sidenote (and an argument for msys): folks behind Windows git port
are currently finishing their migration from cygwin to msys because of
performance reasons.

2008/7/17 Jonathan Chambers <joncham at gmail.com>:
> I started looking at using msys to build mono a few months ago. I got
> distracted by some other things (mainly the beginning of the Win64 port),
> but I would be willing to pick it up again if there is interest. It would
> probably be a good thing, IMO.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:08 AM, Kornél Pál <kornelpal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> msys could be a better choice because cygwin uses it's own runtime that
>> has to be avoided by using -mno-cygwin and I believe that msys is easier to
>> install but I'm not sure that it's currently properly supported by Mono.
>> In the previous version of the buildbot page there was a button to force a
>> build immediately. In the current version I didn't find a similar
>> functionality. Is it possible to make a build when I want to?
>> Kornél
>> Andrew Jorgensen wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 08:47 -0400, Jonathan Chambers wrote:
>>>>     I reverted your changes related to __ImageBase yesterday in hopes
>>>> of getting something working. The build machine has historically had a
>>>> (very) old version of cygwin, as upgrading cygwin in the past has
>>>> cause problems. However, it would be nice to upgrade the cygwin on the
>>>> build machine at some point; I am not sure who is responsible for that
>>>> in Novell.
>>> I'm the responsible person there but as you say we've been bit in the
>>> past.  I am willing to upgrade cygwin but I think it would be best to
>>> wait until after the 2.0 release.
>>> Also there was some discussion about using msys instead?
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