[Box Backup] Compile Boxi from tarball or trunk?

Achim boxbackup at boxbackup.org
Tue Apr 7 15:00:23 BST 2009


Hello Chris:

On Tue, 7 Apr 2009 14:45:50 +0100 (BST), Chris Wilson <chris at qwirx.com>
wrote:
>> It might be worth considering the tradeoff between using latest OpenSSL,

>> PCRE and CPPunit as supplied by Cygwin and compiling them by hand which 
>> in the case of OpenSSL requires us to use an outdated version. Any views

>> on this?
> 
> As far as I know, using cygwin openssl and pcre also adds dependencies on

> cygwin1.dll. I do not want to do that. So I have to build mingw versions.


Sorry for being imprecise, I was aware that this would reintroduce the
cygwin1.dll dependency, hence the question about trading off recent version
against cygwin1.dll dependency.

Would you care to briefly outline why you prefer MinGW over Cygwin, or
point me to an article that compares these options?

Thank you in advance, Achim





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