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June 11, 2010
MingW compatibility
Hi, can I use mingw compiled libraries with DMD for Windows?

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Robert M. Münch
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June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
Robert M. Münch wrote:
> Hi, can I use mingw compiled libraries with DMD for Windows?
> 
Hi, Robert.
Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.


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Alex Makhotin,
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June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:

> Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
> produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.

Perfect! I start to like D more and more...

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Robert M. Münch
http://www.robertmuench.de
June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
Robert M. Münch wrote:
> On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
> 
>> Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
>> produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.
> 
> Perfect! I start to like D more and more...
> 

Of course I'm talking about dynamic linking. DLL should be made with the 
mingw32 GCC, import library produced with implib tool which is then the 
argument for the linker. Static linking didn't work for me.

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Alex Makhotin,
the founder of BITPROX,
http://bitprox.com
June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
Robert M. Münch Wrote:

> On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
> 
> > Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
> > produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.
> 
> Perfect! I start to like D more and more...
> 
> -- 
> Robert M. Münch
> http://www.robertmuench.de
> 

I don't remember having problems with using any dll on windows, implib does good job.

As far for linking static lib, I believe compiling it with dmc is required.
June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
Bane Wrote:

> Robert M. Münch Wrote:
> 
> > On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
> > 
> > > Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
> > > produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.
> > 
> > Perfect! I start to like D more and more...
> > 
> > -- 
> > Robert M. Münch
> > http://www.robertmuench.de
> > 
> 
> I don't remember having problems with using any dll on windows, implib does good job.
> 
> As far for linking static lib, I believe compiling it with dmc is required.

I've run into issues with MinGW generated libraries that returned structs, so ymmw. See http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3717

-SiegeLord
June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
On 2010-06-11 14:27:27 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:

> Robert M. Münch wrote:
>> On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
>> 
>>> Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
>>> produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.
>> 
>> Perfect! I start to like D more and more...
>> 
> 
> Of course I'm talking about dynamic linking. DLL should be made with 
> the mingw32 GCC, import library produced with implib tool which is then 
> the argument for the linker. Static linking didn't work for me.

:-( And I talked about static linking...

Getting linux based source-code compiled with DMC is quite hard. I use 
MSYS and MINGW to compile stuff on windows... not sure if using DMC 
instead of GCC will help.

Hmm... that makes some things much more complicate.

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Robert M. Münch
http://www.robertmuench.de
June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
"Robert M. Münch" <robert.muench@robertmuench.de> wrote in message 
news:huu08d$1jm6$1@digitalmars.com...
> On 2010-06-11 14:27:27 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
>
>> Robert M. Münch wrote:
>>> On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
>>>
>>>> Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
>>>> produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.
>>>
>>> Perfect! I start to like D more and more...
>>>
>>
>> Of course I'm talking about dynamic linking. DLL should be made with the 
>> mingw32 GCC, import library produced with implib tool which is then the 
>> argument for the linker. Static linking didn't work for me.
>
> :-( And I talked about static linking...
>
> Getting linux based source-code compiled with DMC is quite hard. I use 
> MSYS and MINGW to compile stuff on windows... not sure if using DMC 
> instead of GCC will help.
>
> Hmm... that makes some things much more complicate.
>

In my experience, MSYS/Mingw are a PITA in the first place. After numerous 
times mucking around with both it and apps that require it on windows, I've 
become convinced that an app that requires Mingw on windows is no more 
cross-platform than an app that requires wine on Linux. But that's me. YMMV, 
of course.
June 11, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
On 2010-06-11 20:57:31 +0200, Nick Sabalausky said:

> In my experience, MSYS/Mingw are a PITA in the first place. After 
> numerous times mucking around with both it and apps that require it on 
> windows, I've become convinced that an app that requires Mingw on 
> windows is no more cross-platform than an app that requires wine on 
> Linux. But that's me. YMMV, of course.

I agree. I use it mostly to compile OS stuff from the Linux world on 
windows. For this it works pretty good.

The problem is that those projects are GCC centric, and DMC doesn't 
play this role very good.

My idea was to compile this stuff with MingW and statically link it 
with D later.

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Robert M. Münch
http://www.robertmuench.de
June 13, 2010
Re: MingW compatibility
Nick Sabalausky Wrote:

> "Robert M. Münch" <robert.muench@robertmuench.de> wrote in message 
> news:huu08d$1jm6$1@digitalmars.com...
> > On 2010-06-11 14:27:27 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
> >
> >> Robert M. Münch wrote:
> >>> On 2010-06-11 13:18:34 +0200, Alex Makhotin said:
> >>>
> >>>> Yes, libraries produced with mingw32 GCC link well with binaries 
> >>>> produced with DMD and I didn't notice runtime issues.
> >>>
> >>> Perfect! I start to like D more and more...
> >>>
> >>
> >> Of course I'm talking about dynamic linking. DLL should be made with the 
> >> mingw32 GCC, import library produced with implib tool which is then the 
> >> argument for the linker. Static linking didn't work for me.
> >
> > :-( And I talked about static linking...
> >
> > Getting linux based source-code compiled with DMC is quite hard. I use 
> > MSYS and MINGW to compile stuff on windows... not sure if using DMC 
> > instead of GCC will help.
> >
> > Hmm... that makes some things much more complicate.
> >
> 
> In my experience, MSYS/Mingw are a PITA in the first place. After numerous 
> times mucking around with both it and apps that require it on windows, I've 
> become convinced that an app that requires Mingw on windows is no more 
> cross-platform than an app that requires wine on Linux. But that's me. YMMV, 
> of course.
> 
> 
> 

The newer TDM project might be of help, they've made some Windows binaries for
both x86 and x64. (The MinGW installation has to be removed first, or at least the folder has to be renamed because GCC explicitly looks for a "MinGW" folder).

http://tdm-gcc.tdragon.net/
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