[Freewx-maint] Bug#758495: src:wxwidgets3.0: Please use mingw-w64 when cross-compiling the Windows binaries

Stephen Kitt skitt at debian.org
Mon Aug 18 06:28:28 UTC 2014

Package: src:wxwidgets3.0
Version: 3.0.1-3
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

I noticed you provide everything necessary to cross-compile wxwidgets
for Windows, which is great!

The instructions currently refer to mingw32, but that is now a
transitional package since we're dropping mingw32 in favour of
mingw-w64 for Jessie. Everything still works fine as is, but I'd
appreciate it if you could update the instructions and debian/rules,
replacing mingw32 with mingw-w64 and i586-mingw32msvc with

I haven't checked the consequences of enabling threads with
mingw-w64 (as mentioned in debian/rules for mingw32). There is no
mingwm10.dll with mingw-w64, but depending on which compiler variant
is used (-win32 or -posix) it's likely the resulting binaries will
have a dependency on libgcc and libwinpthread.



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