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MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset ...

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What is MinGW?

MinGW ("Minimalistic GNU for Windows") is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils. It provides a complete Open Source programming toolset which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows (x86) applications, which do not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime DLLs.

MinGW compilers provide access to the functionality of the Microsoft C runtime and some language-specific runtimes. MinGW, being Minimalist, does not, and never will, attempt to provide a POSIX runtime environment for POSIX application deployment on MS-Windows. If you want POSIX application deployment on this platform, please consider Cygwin instead.

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  1.  PortableMinGW can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

MinGW information

  • Developed byMinGW.org
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 5
  • Alternatives24 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 4 comments and reviews about MinGW, and it has gotten 124 likes

MinGW was added to AlternativeTo by mitry on and this page was last updated . MinGW is sometimes referred to as Minimalist GNU for Windows.

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TheBlueRuby
  
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MinGW provides a simple way for linux devs to compile their projects for Windows without having to learn how to use MSVC or Visual Studio

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Great cross-compiler for Windows Linux.

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r3tr0g4m3r
  
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Has pacman as package manager, easier to use than cygwin,great!

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pcmind
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This is has having bash in windows, without have heavy cygwin along. You have profile, home dir, /c/… drive like pipe and much more. Love it

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WhiteTiger

aren't u talking about MSYS? MSYS isn't MinGW^^ MinGW is a (GCC) Compiler Suite...

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pcmind

My bad. Was using the full pack, but realy the console is from Msys project.

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Recent user activities on MinGW

  • TheBlueRubyTheBlueRuby added C support as a feature to MinGW
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  • TheBlueRubyTheBlueRuby reviewed MinGW
    MinGW provides a simple way for linux devs to compile their projects for Windows without having to learn how to use MSVC or Visual Studio
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  • MinGW iconTiny C Compiler iconTheBlueRuby added MinGW as alternative(s) to Tiny C Compiler
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