[vbox-dev] Windows build requirements for MinGW

Konstantin Vlasov flint at flint-inc.ru
Tue Jun 27 09:57:39 GMT 2017


Fair enough, thank you very much for the information!
I'll keep that in mind.

> Michal is right. And years ago there was a more strict dependency to an old
> version of gcc from code in src/recompiler. This has been fixed long time ago.
> Newer versions of MingW will most likely work but are not tested ATM.

> Kind regards,

> Frank

> On Montag, 26. Juni 2017 10:51:53 CEST Michal Necasek wrote:
>>  Because MinGW 3.3.3 is what's used for the official builds and it's known
>>  to be working. Other versions may well work, they just aren't positively
>>  known to be working.
>>  And no, MinGW is not needed for the Guest Additions at all.
>>      - Michal
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: flint at flint-inc.ru
>> To: vbox-dev at virtualbox.org
>> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 7:17:12 PM GMT +01:00 Amsterdam / Berlin / Bern / Rome / Stockholm / Vienna
>> Subject: [vbox-dev] Windows build requirements for MinGW
>> Hi,
>> The wiki page https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Windows%20build%20instructions 
>> says that for 32-bit build one requires MinGW 3.3.3. Why exactly this version? I 
>> tried to build VB using MinGW32 version 4.5.4 (the same rubenvb build as 
>> MinGW64), and it compiled without problems (except that I had to patch 
>> configure.vbs, obviously). I did not test yet whether it works, though...
>> The only thing I did not compile is Guest Additions. Is it for them that version 
>> 3.3.3 is needed? Or, maybe, some runtime compatibility with older systems (like 
>> WinXP)? Or is it just legacy restriction not required anymore but forgotten to 
>> be updated?

Bye.                                    With best regards,
                                        Konstantin Vlasov.

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