[Development] Dropping MinGW support in Qt 6 (Was: HEADS-UP: QStringLiteral)

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Aug 21 21:54:11 CEST 2019


On Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:29:29 PDT Massimo Callegari via Development 
wrote:
> Instead, please consider switching to MSYS2 for Qt6

MSYS2 is Cygwin-like. It tries to emulate a Unix on Windows. It's great for 
porting Unix software to Windows and I love that it gives me a bash and pacman 
for when I need to develop on Windows. But it's emulation, like:
https://github.com/Alexpux/Cygwin/blob/master/winsup/cygwin/fork.cc

Native Windows software, which Qt on Windows is, shouldn't use that. MinGW is 
supposed to be *actual* Windows.

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Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel System Software Products





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