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pkg-config/sdl-config -mwindows flag prevents applications to log on console #629

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SDLBugzilla opened this issue Feb 10, 2021 · 0 comments
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@SDLBugzilla SDLBugzilla commented Feb 10, 2021

This bug report was migrated from our old Bugzilla tracker.

Reported in version: 1.2.14
Reported for operating system, platform: Windows (All), All

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On 2011-06-24 02:45:25 +0000, wrote:

The generated pkg-config/sdl-config flags contain the -mwindows flag, which prevents applications compiled with that flag to print on stderr/stdout.

Removing the flag allows them to log on console.

This happens for example when compiling FFmpeg in MinGW.

I suggest to remove the -mwindows from the generated flags, applications may choose to add them when it makes sense, that should be easier that filter-out the flag. Removing the flag doesn't seem to have collateral effects, at least for FFmpeg (and I really don't know the reason why that flag was added in the first place).

Let me know if you need more information.

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