[Geany-Devel] Msys2 to compile on win32
dimitar.zhekov at xxxxx
Sat Jun 6 11:07:52 UTC 2015
On 05.6.2015 г. 19:52, Enrico Tröger wrote:
> On 29/05/15 11:00, Thomas Martitz wrote:
>> Msys2 is a successor to msys which offers a unix-like environment on
>> Windows combined with a pacman-based package manager. [...]
My standard test:
[D:]grep 00A0 uni\*.uni
grep: uni*.uni: No such file or directory
[D:]grep 00A0 uni\\*.uni
grep: uni\*.uni: No such file or directory
[D:]grep 00A0 uni/*.uni
It's actually an *improvement* over MSYS, which required UNI/*.UNI (i.e.
a short name if the short and long names are identical).
I don't know about pacman, but the 20MB maintenancetool.exe does not
look like something that can be used to manage the MSYS2 components. Out
of the box, only "Remove all components" works; the "Default
repositories" are empty and read-only, and I can't even see a list of
the installed MSYS2 components. Not very impressive, compared against
mingw-get, which is < 200KB (.exe + guimain.exe).
> Hopefully, this enables us to eventually remove the Waf build system in
> the longterm.
I'm using waf under Linux as well, since it keeps the source tree clean,
and allows compiling only selected plugins without a super-long list of
Also note that MSYS2 by itself does not include any development stack.
Not even a make, like MSYS.
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