MINGW build of octave

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MINGW build of octave

David Bateman-3
John,

I'm trying to get a MINGW build of octave working as this seems to me
ultimately the best way to overcome the issues of cygwin speed, as it
results in a native Windows binary... I've ported readline 5.0 to mingw
and got that to build, and fixed a couple of issues with the octave
source code. However one recent change in octave has me blocked...

About 3 months ago you removed the glob/ directory that contained the
fnmatch and glob functions from gnu libc. I presume the reason you did
this was the assumption that all platforms on which octave would be
built already had glob and fnmatch defined. However, mingw doesn't and
so I'm current failing to build liboctave/glob-match.cc.

Could the changes that removed glob 3 months ago be removed? If not I
think a build with mingw will be impossible... I could get fnmatch from
libiberty.a, but would still need fnmatch.h, but libiberty.a doesn't
contain glob.

This is the only thing that is blocking me for a mingw build at the
moment. After I've built octave with mingw, I'll try and debug the
previously reported patchsearch issues with mingw and after that I
believe it will be relatively easy to have a fully function version of
octave under mingw...

Regards
David

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