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update README to point to newer/easier mingw32 on osx #29

tmm1 opened this Issue · 4 comments

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diff --git a/README.rdoc b/README.rdoc
index 67d37f6..5e4922e 100644
--- a/README.rdoc
+++ b/README.rdoc
@@ -201,9 +201,9 @@ Installation depends will depend on your operating system/distribution. On
 Ubuntu and Debian machines, a simple <tt>apt-get install mingw32</tt> will be

-On OSX, mingw32 is available via MacPorts: <tt>port install i386-mingw32-gcc</tt>
-(ensure you update your ports tree before hand as <tt>mingw32</tt> has been
-been broken).
+On OSX, download "MinGW 4.3.0" from
+After running the installer, make sure you add the appropriate directory to your
+path: <tt>export PATH=/usr/local/i386-mingw32-4.3.0/bin:$PATH</tt>

 === I have my tool-chain, now what?


Thank you for the patch, however I've no experience with crossgcc packages or what feature is missing from standard mingw-w64 packages:

I would rather recommend these builds that I've tested than a newer package that install (mingw-w64 ones just extracts) and I have previous experience working with.


Any chance of updating the README? It still points to macports instructions which are really old.



Did you see my comment? I would rather prefer not refer to crossgcc at all since I've tested it.


Right, but can we update to point to the mingw-w64 darwin builds instead?

@luislavena luislavena was assigned
@luislavena luislavena closed this issue from a commit
@luislavena luislavena Better instructions for OSX. Closes GH-29
Recommend usage of mingw-w64 automated packages instead of old MacPorts ones.
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