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

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Wed Aug 21 21:57:54 CEST 2019

21.08.2019, 22:56, "Thiago Macieira" <thiago.macieira at intel.com>:
> 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.

MSYS2 provides repositories with native toolchains (i.e., MinGW) and libraries as well.


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