Wine C and C++ MinGW Compatible Compiler
see also :
gcc - winebuild - wrc - wine
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winegcc -lX11 xev.c -o xev
is a gcc wrapper which tries to provide a MinGW compatible
compiler under Linux. This is most useful to Win32
developers who can simply take their MinGW code from
Windows, and recompile it without modifications under
Winelib on Linux. wineg++ accepts mostly the same options as
The goal of
winegcc is to be able to simply replace gcc/g++/windres with
winegcc/wineg++/wrc in a MinGW Makefile, and just recompile
the application using Winelib under Wine. While typically
there are small adjustments that must be made to the
application source code and/or Makefile, it is quite easy to
do them in a fashion that is compatible between the MinGW
and Wine environments.
will document only the differences from gcc; please consult
the gcc manual for more information on those options.
options: All gcc options are supported, and are passed
along to the backend compiler.
This option specifies where to
find the executables, libraries, include files, and data
files of the compiler itself. This is a standard gcc option
that has been extended to recognize a prefix ending
with ’/tools/winebuild’, in which case winegcc
enters a special mode for building Wine itself. Developers
should avoid prefixes ending with the magic suffix, or if
that is not possible, simply express it differently, such as
’/tools/winebuild/’, to avoid the special
Override the underlying type
for wchar_t to be the default for the target, instead of
using short unsigned int, which is the default for
This option passes
’--subsystem console’ to winebuild, to build
console applications. It is the default.
Use Wine’s implementation
of MSVCRT, instead of linking against the host
system’s libc. This is necessary for the vast majority
of Win32 applications, as they typically depend on various
features of MSVCRT. This switch is also used by the MinGW
compiler to link against MSVCRT on Windows, instead of
linking against Cygwin’s libc. Sharing the syntax with
MinGW makes it very easy to write Makefiles that work under
Wine, MinGW+MSYS, or MinGW+Cygwin.
Set the default entry point of
the application to be the Unicode wmain() instead of
the standard main().
This option adds -lgdi32,
-lcomdlg32, and -lshell32 to the list of default libraries,
and passes ’--subsystem windows’ to winebuild to
build graphical applications.
Do not use the standard system
libraries when linking. These include at a minimum
-lkernel32, -luser32, -ladvapi32, and any default libraries
used by the backend compiler. The -mwindows option augments
the list of default libraries as described above.
Do not add the winecrt0 library
Pass option as an option to
winebuild. If option contains commas, it is split into
multiple options at the commas.
winegcc defines __WINE__, for code that needs to know when it is
being compiled under Wine. It also defines WIN32, _WIN32,
__WIN32, __WIN32__, __WINNT, and __WINNT__ for compatibility with
dllimport/dllexport attributes are not supported at the
moment, due to lack of support for these features in the ELF
version of gcc.
is not currently supported against Wine’s DLL. As a
result, the -static, --static, and -Wl,-static options will
generate an error.
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Wine Developers Guide.
was written by Dimitrie O. Paun.