[ANN] Windows builds no longer horribly slow

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Wed Jul 16 02:40:18 PDT 2014

hello developers (and especially tinderbox maintainers),

on master since a week ago, builds with a native Win32 make should work
and are substantially faster than the old Cygwin make, both for
from-scratch builds and incremental rebuilds.

you can have a faster Windows build too, by using the following file:

and adding a line to autogen.input:

(or just copy it to /opt/lo/bin/make)

note: this only works on master; release branches for 4.3 and older
require Cygwin make.

for details on how to build GNU make from source, and how much speed-up
to expect, see:


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