Windows build environment

Daniel Atallah daniel.atallah at
Wed May 7 07:14:22 EDT 2008

2008/5/7 Phil Hannent <phil at>:

> I am trying to setup automated build tools for a project I am working on.
>  I was taking Pidgins build method as a point of reference.  I was just
> wondering if anybody could spare the time to explain why Mingw is used
> rather than just cygwin?

Cygwin is a POSIX compatibility layer for Windows.  The win32 port of Pidgin
is a native windows application, it doesn't use any of the cygwin
compatibility stuff.

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