Can someone please make a port for the mingw-w64 project that cross-compiles Windows binaries from *nix?
Note that this is NOT THE SAME software project as the now largely abandoned mingw project; mingw-w64 was made by different developers with a different setup, and (despite the name) can build both Win32 and Win64 binaries unlike the original mingw project that only supported Win32.
I need this to develop Wine-Mono on FreeBSD, and it is generally useful in all cases where mingw was useful. Please provide both the Win32 and Win64 ports.
Thank you so much!
I've been wanting to do this on-and-off for probably a few years now, but the documentation for it, which you linked, is pretty lackluster and a bit confusing at points. I've not had the time to really dive into it much either.
@Naram / Akinori-san, is this something either one of you can take care of?
Normally, Bugzilla is not used to take new port requests, in favour of creating entries in the wiki 
If we can get some buy-in to create these ports, I'm happy to keep the issue open.
Separately there is also the question of maintainer/maintenance. Our mingw* ports aren't in the best shape with regard to maintenance (I may be wrong with regard to versions being up to date however)
You're right about the current mingw ports not being in the best shape, I haven't devoted time to them as I feel that the current mingw ports are outdated and stale. Maybe it's just my opinion on them. I'd love to have the mingw-w64 project in the ports tree instead of what we currently have, but as I mentioned previously, I have not devoted any time to looking into how to get those into the ports tree either.
Might be useful for Proton as well.
(In reply to Kubilay Kocak from comment #2)
> If we can get some buy-in to create these ports
That doesn't sound encouraging. Who's permission we should ask first? I'd hate to put 100+ hours into something only to see it stalled at review/merge level.
(In reply to Alex S from comment #4)
(f* Bugzilla and it's lack of edit function)