MinGW - Minimalist GNU for Windows
The name MinGW is a contraction of Minimalist GNU for Windows. It is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), and GNU Binutils, for use in the development of native Microsoft Windows applications. Offered in easily installed binary package format, for native deployment on MS-Windows, or user-built from source, for cross-hosted use on Unix or GNU/Linux, the suite exploits Microsoft's standard system DLLs to provide the C-Runtime and Windows API. It is augmented by additional function libraries for improved ISO C-99 compatibility, and further, by community supported add-on tools and libraries, many pre-built, many more in the form of "mingwPORTs", to be built by the end user.

(see: Home of the MinGW and MSYS Projects)

Application Details:

Version: 5.1.x
License: Open Source
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.22

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

rxvt, bash, make, pkg-config, date, which and many others.

What does not

ld, gcc, g++ and many others, they have some problem with standard output (bug 18479).


What was not tested

many other commands.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Packages used (you can download them from and appending the package filename from this list, then just unpack all in the same directory, then run wine start msys.bat and you will get to bash in an rxvt terminal, or run wine start msys.bat --norxvt and you will get to bash on a windows console): gcc-4.3.0-20080502-mingw32-alpha-bin.7z binutils-2.19.1-mingw32-bin.tar.gz w32api-3.13-mingw32-dev.tar.gz mingwrt-3.15.2-mingw32-dev.tar.gz bash-3.1-MSYS-1.0.11-1.tar.bz2 MSYS-1.0.11-20090120-dll.tar.gz make-3.81-MSYS-1.0.11-2.tar.bz2 msysCORE-1.0.11-20080826.tar.gz

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Jun 04 20091.1.22N/A Yes NoBronzeIvan Baldo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
425 Network UNC path handling NEW View
1201 Microsoft Golf 99 (Direct3D game) crashes on startup (IDirect3D::EnumDevices needs to return at least two devices for the requested Direct 3D Version 1) STAGED View
4096 IniFileMapping not Implemented (ini on win9x => Registry on NT) CLOSED FIXED View
10204 Can't create games on D2GS; incorrectly raised FD_WRITE socket event NEW View
10497 Simple GLUT example refuses to do anything via Wine in Xinerama RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
15350 wrong keyboard layout in Tomb Raider Anniversary / Legend CLOSED FIXED View
15462 Wine blocking on exit when stdout and stderr are piped NEW View
15883 misinterpreting windows paths as unix paths causes compilation failure in Qb64 (mingw) NEW View
15949 MSYS does not integrate with MinGW install correctly NEW View
16183 Popup text is immediately overwritten by background in IDA Pro NEW View
16968 environment variables not passed across to commands that are run with popen UNCONFIRMED View
17031 popen not connecting to stdin / stdout correctly CLOSED FIXED View
17124 MSYS 1.0 installer doesn't create console window for interactive postinstall batch file NEW View
18479 problem with writing to stdout under MSYS CLOSED FIXED View
20986 Euler fails to make a computation with maxima.exe: maxima.exe fails to start CLOSED FIXED View
22152 Pando Media Booster (PMB) based installers don't work (Atlantica Online, League of Legends, LotRO) (prepending GC_DONT_GC=1 to the command line works around) NEW View
22274 Edit control continues scrolling after mouse leaves window NEW View
22871 MinGW gdb 5.2.1 crashes when trying to enter commands CLOSED FIXED View
26813 Multiple programs ( python-3.1.3.amd64.msi, scoop) need support for administrative install (msiexec.exe /a ) NEW View
27722 Listview: wrong text height NEW View
27723 Listview: no multiline edit on long text NEW View
27724 Listview: wrong text width UNCONFIRMED View
29569 mingw make complains "cp: cannot stat `d3dcompiler_43/libd3dcompiler.a': No such file or directory" RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
29961 ADO.NET query on a Jet database fails. CLOSED FIXED View
30652 Wrong TextOut font substitution under en_US locale UNCONFIRMED View
31403 bad exe format for mingw binary that works fine on windows. CLOSED FIXED View
33349 Add support for 32-bit ARM Thumb-2 Wine build CLOSED FIXED View
34174 MinGW installer 0.5-beta-20120426-1 fails to process log files (sharing violation on temp file used for piped output) CLOSED FIXED View
34340 Mingw gdb hangs CLOSED FIXED View
34865 64-bit mingw toolchain from Rtools fails to execute (cygwin 1.7.15-1, queued user APC not executed for signal handling) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
35320 setlocale(Chinese_China.950) returns NULL CLOSED FIXED View
35424 tinycc/tcc fails its libtest/abitest NEW View
35561 Some MSYS2 commands generate a stackdump (queued user APC not executed) CLOSED FIXED View
36040 Environment variable to disable wineserver persistence UNCONFIRMED View
37065 Mouse cursor often has incorrect transparency UNCONFIRMED View
37160 If D3D_DISABLE_9EX is defined, d3d9.h can't be compiled CLOSED FIXED View
37161 D3D_SHADER_VARIABLE_FLAGS is not defined in d3dcommon CLOSED FIXED View
37890 MCI 24bit .wav playback on top of pulseaudio (both with winealsa.drv,winepulse.drv) broken UNCONFIRMED View
38124 Can't enable visual style in a DLL. CLOSED FIXED View

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