This document outlines how to create a native mingw32 build environment on your windows dev box. The people on the mingw team should be given major props for making this soo much easier than what it used to be.

I recommend that you install them in the order presented below for the simple reason that it is how I did it and I've not run into any problems :)

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Installing Cygwin

Installing MingW

NOTE: if you use winzip - ensure you have cr/lf conversion turned OFF

Installing MSys

NOTE: the latest version of msys runs a script to find your mingw install so ignore what mingw.org has in the installation notes

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