Build Tor with MinGW

Niels Provos provos at
Thu Jun 1 02:44:39 UTC 2006

I'd be very interested to see libevent run under MinGW.  However, I
don't have a Windows development environment and rely solely on other
people for libevent's Windows support.


On 5/31/06, Roger Dingledine <arma at> wrote:
> On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 05:52:35AM -0400, Mike Chiussi wrote:
> > If you're like me and don't like the idea of using Visual Studio for
> > building Tor, I've made some slight changes to the code so that it's
> > possible for it to compile and run normally using MinGW.
> >
> > Download this and read the README for more info
> >
> >
> >
> > Please get in touch with me if there are any problems, or just to let
> > me know that it works.
> Hi Mike,
> This is a great start. What I'd really like to see next on this thread
> is a diff -u of what needs to change in Tor so that it will build with
> MinGW but also still build with gcc and with Visual Studio. If you have
> extra makefiles etc we can put them either in cvs/tor/contrib/ or in
> cvs/tor/src/win32/ or wherever's appropriate.
> Then we can commit that to the Tor mainline, and your "what to change in
> Tor" section can get a lot smaller. Then we'll do the same for libevent,
> and then we'll be in much better shape.
> Thanks!
> --Roger

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