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Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Use of libX11

From: Volker Grabsch
Subject: Re: [Mingw-cross-env-list] Use of libX11
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 22:26:51 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Robert Funnell schrieb:
> On Sat, 12 Mar 2011, Volker Grabsch wrote:
>> MinGW as well as mingw-cross-env only support the build tools. We do
>> not support any kind of Unix emulation. ...
> I don't really understand this distinction. Why are, say, gstreamer and 
> qt considered to be build tools, but not X11?
>> ... In particular, I don't think
>> it makes much sense for your project to use libX11 for the Windows
>> application.
> I agree. It makes no sense except for the vast amount of legacy code  
> that I have.

I'm afraid you totally misunderstood what I was trying to say.


Feel free to use mingw-cross-env and to build XportMinGW as
well as your application using that.

You could also provide a corresponding mingw-cross-env package
"src/libx11.mk" if you like, so that others will benefit from
your efforts. The following guidelines might be helpful:


In any case, don't hesitate to ask when you get stuck.


Volker Grabsch

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