[vlc-devel] UCRT support in MinGW-w64

Martin Storsjö martin at martin.st
Fri Nov 22 10:55:39 CET 2019

On Fri, 22 Nov 2019, Martin Storsjö wrote:

> On Thu, 21 Nov 2019, Stephen Kitt wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I’m the maintainer of the MinGW-w64 toolchain in Debian. I believe VLC uses
>> that for its Windows builds; is that correct?

Also, regarding this particular point; I believe that has been the case so 
far, yes.

But I've also understood that future releases might be made with my llvm 
based toolchain instead (https://github.com/mstorsjo/llvm-mingw/). I 
currently use UCRT as the default there, but we've discussed that any real 
release of VLC with this toolchain would need to be made with msvcrt.

FYI Hugo and Konstantin, I recently added a dockerfile option for 
building toolchain docker images with a different one, see 
By adding --build-arg DEFAULT_CRT=msvcrt to the docker build, you can 
build a differently configured toolchain docker image.

// Martin

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