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Fedora 31 System-Wide Change proposal: MinGW environment and toolchain update

<a href="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/MingwEnvToolchainUpdate" title="https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/MingwEnvToolchainUpdate">https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/MingwEnvToolchainUpdate</a>

== Summary ==
Update the MinGW base environment and toolchain to the latest upstream
stable releases.

== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:smani|Sandro Mani]]
* Email: <a href="mailto: ... at gmail dot com"> ... at gmail dot com</a>

== Detailed Description ==

The following packages will be updated

* mingw-gcc to version 9.1.0
* mingw-w64-tools to version 6.0.0
* mingw-winpthreads to version 6.0.0
* mingw-crt to version 6.0.0
* mingw-headers to version 6.0.0
* mingw-binutils to version 2.32

Packages for early testing are available here:
<a href="https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/smani/mingw-gcc9/builds/" title="https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/smani/mingw-gcc9/builds/">https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/smani/mingw-gcc9/builds/</a>

== Benefit to Fedora ==

Ship the latest available MinGW environment and GNU toolchain.

== Scope ==
* Proposal owners:
The above mentioned packages will be updated. Build failures following
the mass rebuild will be inspected.

* Other developers:
Help with build failures may be requested.

* Release engineering: Impact check [https://pagure.io/releng/issues/8340]
* Release engineering: Mass rebuild requested
* Policies and guidelines: No policies need to be changed

== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
No impact

== How To Test ==
Update the system once the updated packages land, look out for new
build failures etc.

== User Experience ==
The features of the newest MinGW environment and GNU Toolchain will be
available to the users.

== Dependencies ==
None

== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: Revert to older versions of environment /
toolchain, mass rebuild mingw packages again
* Contingency deadline: Before release
* Blocks release? Yes
* Blocks product? No

== Documentation ==
* <a href="http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-9/" title="http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-9/">http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-9/</a>
* <a href="https://mingw-w64.org/doku.php/versions" title="https://mingw-w64.org/doku.php/versions">https://mingw-w64.org/doku.php/versions</a>

== Release Notes ==
Fedora 31 comes with the mingw-w64-6.0.0 environment, mingw-gcc-9.1
and mingw-binutils 2.32.

Comments

Re: Fedora 31 System-Wide Change proposal: MinGW environment and

By King InuYasha at 05/11/2019 - 10:07

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 3:17 PM Ben Cotton < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:
Could we also have the MinGW toolchain using pkgconf now? It still
uses legacy pkgconfig even though pkgconf also works for Windows, and
is actively addressing issues with using it with Windows toolchains.

Re: Fedora 31 System-Wide Change proposal: MinGW environment and

By Sandro Mani at 05/13/2019 - 13:24

On 11.05.19 16:07, Neal Gompa wrote:
Good point, I'll look into it.

Sandro