cygwin and libcurl on windows...

Enrico Weigelt weigelt at
Mon Feb 23 14:47:01 EST 2009

* Daniel Atallah <daniel.atallah at> wrote:


> The win32 version of Pidgin is not a cygwin application, we just use
> the cygwin shell and some cygwin tools to build it.
> You will need to use a native Windows version of any library that you
> want to use.

perhaps a little clarifaction: 
consider cygwin as its own (userland-)OS ontop of win32.
so trying to link cygwin-libs into a native win32 app will screw it up,
(even if you if you somehow manage to get all symbols resolved).

> You also must only use GPL compatible libraries.

Really ? How can the native win32-libs be used then ?

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