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Win32 in Porteus?

Postby wread » 24 May 2014, 22:43


Years ago, I made some Windows applications in Win32 using the API of mingw.

Now, the Mingw sources are GPL; these sources can be compiled in linux, or not? This results in a "Lingw" compiler!

If so, the Win32 sources could be then compiled with this Lingw and the executable run in Linux.... :Yahoo!:

I will google for that to see if already done.

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Re: Win32 in Porteus?

Postby brokenman » 25 May 2014, 02:59

Sounds very intersting
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Re: Win32 in Porteus?

Postby lm8 » 17 Jun 2015, 19:01

MinGW is basically gcc and related libraries with win32api and mingwrt. It uses Windows dlls such as msvcrt to supply the runtime. mingwrt supplements the runtime library but doesn't replace it. If you cross-compile with MinGW on Linux, you will produce Windows executables. They will run on Linux through Wine. The Win32 code is not Open Source and has not been ported to Linux. The win32api is just the headers and wrappers for Windows dlls. If you want to use the Win32 API on Linux, you can look into using winelib or nano-x's microwindows. I did investigate both at one point and it seemed like more trouble than it was worth to port an application to Linux. It's typically easier to rewrite the front end with a cross-platform GUI library.
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