[fpc-devel] Re: Is it possible to remove dependency on cygwin from freepascal ?

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Tue Apr 28 17:02:29 CEST 2009

In our previous episode, Vincent Snijders said:
> > As far as I know, the most prominent place causing cygwin dependency on
> > Win32 is the GDB debugger (and its library form used by FP IDE).
> The stand-alone debugger gdb distributed with fpc is not cygwin, but mingw32.

The 2.2.4 gdb.exe greps on cygwin. It might be workarounds for debugging
cygwin programs though, since looking with pe-explorer doesn't show gdb.exe
statically linking to cygwin.

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