Unit tests of internal functions

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Dec 29 13:33:08 EST 2009

Quoting Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu>:

> Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> writes:
>> Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> writes:
>>> No, Automake and Libtool doesn't help with Windows portability (except
>>> to the UNIX-like environments like Cygwin).  But most projects I know
>>> that also build on Windows ship a separate set of build and project
>>> files for Windows anyway, which try to behave as the native tools
>>> expect.
>> For what it's worth the GnuCash project uses automake/libtool and does
>> build a Windows app.  We use the MinGW toolset/environment to build it
>> all, but it works fine.
> Yeah, MinGW is the other UNIX-like environment.  I don't know a lot about
> it other than seeing it mentioned in various places, although I know it's
> supposed to be a lot lighter-weight for the end user than Cygwin.

It's pretty lightweight...  and applications you build under MinGW are
standalone; they don't require any special libraries, so you can run them
on systems without MinGW installed.  Indeed, GnuCash builds a standard
Win32 installer all based on the MinGW build :)


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