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Re: New comps.xml group for Windows cross-compiler

On Fri, Mar 06, 2009 at 04:30:31PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I wrote:
> > Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> >>     <_name>Windows cross-compiler</_name>
> > 
> > Why not be specific and say MinGW cross compiler or MinGW32 cross
> > compiler?
> PS: I think using "Windows" that way can also get us in trademark trouble.
> We'd have to say "Cross-compiler targeting Microsoft Windows" or something
> equally stupid. Now of course using "Winblow$" or something like that
> instead could avoid us the trademark lawsuit, but then RH Legal will freak
> out about "disparaging". ;-) So I think "MinGW cross compiler" is the best
> solution to keep the name short, and then description can cite the
> trademarks in a way which is clearly fair use.
> What do you think?

I wanted a new name for this project that doesn't involve using
trademarks and doesn't carry the baggage of "MinGW", and also reflects
the fact that we might want to broaden support to other non-embedded
platforms in future.

So far my best effort was "Consumer cross-compilers" (CCC) or
"Consumer cross-compiler collection" (CCCC).

Anyway, for the time-being how about this?

    <_name>MinGW cross-compiler</_name>
      Support for cross-compiling programs to 32 bit Windows targets,
      testing them, and building installers, all from within Fedora.


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