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Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you will find references to various tutorials, MinGW User Guides, and more detailed reference documentation. If you are uncertain about which reference may be most appropriate to your needs, you may wish to consult the FAQ first.


User Guides

Setting Up the MinGW Compiler Suite

HOWTO Set Up the MinGW (GCC) Compiler Suite — a Guide for New Users
HOWTO Install the MinGW (GCC) Compiler Suite — Manual Method for Expert Users
HOWTO Interpret the Names of Packages Distributed by MinGW.OSDN
HOWTO Write Specifications for Packages to be Distributed by MinGW.OSDN
HOWTO Manage a Collection of Installed MinGW Dynamic Link Libraries

Compiling and Linking Programs

HOWTO Build Application Programs with MinGW — A Guide for New Users
HOWTO Compile Java Programs with GCJ
HOWTO Export a Multiple Instance Supporting C++ Class from a DLL
HOWTO Work Around a Linker Lock-Up Problem in Windows‑7
HOWTO Submit an Effective MinGW Bug Report

Using 3rd‑Party Libraries with MinGW

HOWTO Specify the Include File Search Path for use with MinGW Compilers
HOWTO Specify the MinGW Linker’s Search Path for Object Code Libraries
HOWTO Customize MinGW Compiler Operation using the GCC ‘specs’ File
HOWTO Compile the OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) for Win32 with MinGW
HOWTO Use Mark J. Kilgard's OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) with MinGW
HOWTO Compile and Use the Mpatrol Memory Leak Detection Library

Reference Documentation