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On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 09:46:46PM +0200, E. Toernig wrote:
> But honestly: if you have any C-development background on Unix
> you'll love the mingw/msys combo.  A plain compiler which generates
> native windows apps.  No glue-layer or anything.  You get a working
> (g)cc, (gnu)make, (ba)sh, shell-utils, bin-utils, windres (for the
> resource stuff), vi(m), ...  git works fine, too.
> I think, without ming/msys I would have quit my job ;-)

We cross-compile all our Windows software using MinGW from Linux.  If I
couldn't do this and I was forced to put up with Windows build tools, I
would have gone on a murderous rampage by now, and *then* quit my job.