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[[Category:User Documentation]]
 
[[Category:User Documentation]]
 
==Using the MinGW installer==
 
==Using the MinGW installer==
Adwise: Use this installer if possible. It does not work on Windows Vista, follow the [[MinGW_installation#GCC_3.4.2_manual_install | manual installation instructions (stable MinGW!)]]. (MinGW is not confirmed to work for any Windows Vista betas or RCs)
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Note: At the present time, it is still preferrable to download the packages by hand, as the installers are not production quality (unless you really feel unsure unpacking a couple of archives).
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Also, the installer reportedly does not work on Windows Vista, follow the [[MinGW_installation#GCC_3.4.5_manual_install | manual installation instructions]].<br />
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(In general, MinGW is not confirmed to work for any Windows Vista betas or RCs)
  
 
MinGW Installer 5.02 allows to choose the SF mirror while 5.03 does not (automatically picks one randomly).
 
MinGW Installer 5.02 allows to choose the SF mirror while 5.03 does not (automatically picks one randomly).
 
Either installer allows to downloads/installs "previous", "current" and "candidate" mingw packages.
 
Either installer allows to downloads/installs "previous", "current" and "candidate" mingw packages.
  
*[http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MinGW-4.1.1.exe MinGW 4.1.1]
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*[http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MinGW-5.0.2.exe MinGW Installer 5.0.2]
*[http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MinGW-5.0.2.exe MinGW 5.0.2]
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*[http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MinGW-5.0.3.exe MinGW Installer 5.0.3]
  
'''Note that the MinGW version number is not related to the actual compiler version. Downloading MinGW 4.1 will not provide gcc 4.1!'''
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'''Note that the MinGW version number is not related to the actual compiler version.'''
  
These are merely installer applications which will upon request download and decompress the actual packages needed. At the present time, it is still preferrable to download the packages by hand, as the installers are not production quality.
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Please do note that the installer applications require an internet connection and will download the actual MinGW packages at the time of installation.
'''Both MinGW-4.1.1 and MinGW-5.0.2 are to be considered "alpha".
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==GCC 3.4.5 manual install==
 
==GCC 3.4.5 manual install==

Revision as of 19:23, 21 September 2006

Using the MinGW installer

Note: At the present time, it is still preferrable to download the packages by hand, as the installers are not production quality (unless you really feel unsure unpacking a couple of archives).

Also, the installer reportedly does not work on Windows Vista, follow the manual installation instructions.
(In general, MinGW is not confirmed to work for any Windows Vista betas or RCs)

MinGW Installer 5.02 allows to choose the SF mirror while 5.03 does not (automatically picks one randomly). Either installer allows to downloads/installs "previous", "current" and "candidate" mingw packages.

Note that the MinGW version number is not related to the actual compiler version.

Please do note that the installer applications require an internet connection and will download the actual MinGW packages at the time of installation.

GCC 3.4.5 manual install

This is the "candidate" release of MinGW, so it is not considered "stable" officially.
Personally, I have not had any kind of problem with this release.

Base system with C++

Optionally:

Fortran77 compiler

gdb debugger

Other developer tools

Ports of the most often used Unix utilities. Note that some tools in UnxUtils are quite a bit outdated, so make sure you do not overwrite already existing MinGW files with their UnxUtils counterparts:


More recent versions of commonly used utilities and utilities not found in UnxUtils:

Dependencies:

Resulting Folder Layout

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GCC 3.4.4 manual install

Some people have reported various problems with gcc version 3.4.4, so it may be worth a consideration to use the either the 3.4.5 or 3.4.2 releases until a build from the 4.x branch is available.
Personally, I have not had any kind of problem with either 3.4.4 or 3.4.5.

Base system with C++

Optionally:

gdb debugger

Objective-C

Native Java (experimental)

Fortran-77

Ada


GCC 3.4.2 manual install

Installing MinGW can be quite intimidating the first time because it is not obvious what you have to do. Luckily, it is actually pretty simple.
To do a manual install, simply download the required files and extract them all into the same directory. For simplicity, I recommend C:\MinGW.

Base system with C++

Optionally:

gdb debugger

Objective-C

Native Java (experimental)

Fortran77 compiler

Ada