Talk:Building MINGW-w64

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building mpc, mpfr, gmp

Is there really a need to build these? There are dll versions available from mingw32. Is this done for better optimization? The gcc warning that MPC was "buggy" is stupid. It's usually done for old versions, but the used one (0.8.1-1) was actually newer than the proposed one for gcc (0.8.1). To avoid that, there's probably a 0.8.1 available, too. --ThePhysicist 15:50, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Shared libraries vs static

MPC, MPFR and GMP can be built (or downloaded) as dlls, even when gcc is built with --disable-shared it will use these dlls instead of static linkage. Is there a reason to use static ones? Better performance? the shared ones should safe some MB space. --ThePhysicist 15:50, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Latest gcc?

As for amd64 build environment I'm all for using the absolutely latest versions, as they proofed to provide needed features just in time. What about the x86 build environment? --ThePhysicist 15:50, 3 May 2010 (UTC)