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#38845: I'd like to help

  Open Date: 2019-01-06 01:04
Last Update: 2019-02-01 05:42

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2019-02-01 05:42 Updated by: ayperor


good news Keith...

Apparently you've been busy since I installed it near the end of 2018. I just
ran a clean install with no hiccups whatsoever on Windows 7 Basic Setup... I
didn't get a chance to run through individual packages yet.

On Windows XP Basic Setup it failed to download a couple, then I re-applied and
it worked so I'm thinking an internet hiccup. Not sure yet...

Windows 2000 was just ugly. A lot of download failures BUT Windows XP is 18
years old, and 2000 is 19. If I can get 2000 up and running with it, the
question is; is it even going to generate exe's that can be run on 2000 though
gcc 8.2 ? Honestly, I don't know. If so... does it matter? There isn't even a
web browser that I know of that works with today's internet under Windows 2000.
That could easily be the root of the download issue with mingw-get... firefox
always gives a "connection reset" when trying to hit an https on 2000.

It's going to take me a couple days to get through individual packages, but so
far not bad. I was thinking about a 'how to install Mingw page' I think even
though it's simple, it may not be a bad idea.

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      Reporter: ayperor
         Owner: (None)
          Type: Issues
        Status: Open
      Priority: 5 - Medium
     MileStone: (None)
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      Severity: 5 - Medium
    Resolution: None

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I have patched together my copy of MinGW based on a very old install and a lot
of manual downloading (about 3 weeks ago), I know there were a lot of broken
links. My copy works great, I've compiled a ton of libraries into mine. I've
also pulled MSYS2, and setup automounts to MinGW, TDM-MinGW, and MinGW-64. I've
been in IT for over 20 years and I think this project is amazing or at least
can be once again. MinGW-64, and MSYS2 are cool as well, but pacman, although
it works nice if you KNOW the name of the package you want is a pain. i am/was/
have been a Windows programmer for many years, also a Unix admin for several
years, and Windows admin as well. So I have skills across the board, but
recently I've been retraining myself to be all about MinGW as it offers me an
equal development environment between my linux and windows systems. I've been
slowly moving over to Linux as I can't stand Microsoft and I'm so tired of
giving up my whole machine for what Microsoft tools can do when I can do them
for a fraction of the overhead under MinGW. Sorry about the book, but I'm not
sure if/and what kind of help you all need on this so I thought I'd toss in a
little summary. I'm interested in helping on the project. Let me know. my email
address is ayper****@gmail*****

thanks, Chris

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