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

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Aug 21 22:03:57 CEST 2019

On Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:54:11 PDT Thiago Macieira wrote:
> 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

$ pacman -Su
:: Starting core system upgrade...
warning: terminate other MSYS2 programs before proceeding
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (3) mintty-1~3.0.2-1  msys2-runtime-3.0.7-6  pacman-5.1.3-3
warning: terminate MSYS2 without returning to shell and check for updates 
warning: for example close your terminal window instead of calling exit

This happens because msys-2.0.dll keeps a shared memory segment between all 
instances MSYS2 applications, so they behave as if they were in a Unix system.

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

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