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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Wed Apr 29 10:11:37 CEST 2009

In our previous episode, Florian Klaempfl said:
> >> The IDE can be compiled with and without gdb. Releases typically have
> >> GDB,
> >> snapshots not. 
> > 
> > oops,sorry. That was my mistake. I always make new snapshot from SVN and
> > copy missing files from last release (which is used to compile SVN trunk
> > version). So I guess there is no dependency on cygwin in SVN version !
> > Great ! The listed gdb.exe is really mingw32 based, I don't know why
> > cygwin is an dependency here, but I moved cygwn libs to other diectory
> > and gdb still works.
> ... but not the debugger integrated into the text mode IDE ;)

Btw, Florian, do you remember the reasons why we still ship 6.2.1 ? What
exactly doesn't work with newer ones?

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