Which make binary to use for Windows?

Michael Stahl mst at libreoffice.org
Mon Jan 7 12:13:55 UTC 2019

On 03.01.19 15:07, Mark Hung wrote:
> Hi,
> After libcdr and libqxp upgraded, I could no longer build them in my 
> environment. Make dependencies failed at 'mkdir -p'. Though solution 
> proposed https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/65769/ worked me, I wondered 
> why Jenkins didn't complain.
> I compared three versions of make -
> Cygwin released GNU make 4.2 :  ok
> Prebuild binary: 
> https://dev-www.libreoffice.org/bin/cygwin/make-85047eb-msvc.exe: failed.

that's interesting, i wasn't aware of that.

> GNU make 4.2 built by my self following autogen.sh instructions: ok

this is the latest one:


it's built with MSVC, for Win32.

> Which version is expected? Is the warning message popped out when 
> running autogen.sh with Cygwin released GNU make "Your make version is 
> known to be horribly slow" still legitimate?

yes Cygwin make is horribly slow, so use a Win32 build, see

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