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Mingw-w64 is an advancement of the original mingw.org project, created to support the GCC compiler on Windows systems. It has forked it in 2007 in order to provide support for 64 bits and new APIs. It has since then gained widespread use and distribution.
The development and community are very active and welcoming with new contributors every month and simple installers.
You can also look at the full list of versions.
Mingw-w64 interacts a lot with other projects in order to help everyone move forward. Contributions have been going to and coming from these projects:
headers: Import wmsecure.idl from wine
headers: Update to wine master
headers: Add some interfaces in mfidl.idl
headers/mfidl: Regenerate .H from .IDL
Development Environment Windows 10 x64 CMake 3.21.3 CodeBlocks 20.03 with MinGW 8.1.0 PostgreSQL 13.4.2 libpqxx 7.6.0 Background: I attempted to compile/generate libpqxx using CodeBlocks with MinGW. I set the C++17 flag, since libpqxx needs it. see link: https://github.com/jtv/libpqxx/issues/493 I Build it, but failed. Error msgs: https://pastebin.com/t0CgTWT7 Your site https://www.mingw-w64.org/ mention only C++11. But the site https://hwdong.net/2020/02/28/Configuring-C++17-supported-compiler-on-wnidows-for-CodeBlocks-or-Visual-studio-code/...
MAX_PATH is hard-coded to 260
crt: duplicate query.def in ntquery.def
crt: add libntquery.a import library
crt: Regenerate Makefile.in