The w32api package provides freely distributable headers and import libraries for the vendor provided Windows(tm) shared libraries.
The w32api is the package of headers and import libraries to support the Win32 Application Programming Interface as created by Microsoft. The MinGW development team are the current maintainers of the w32api since without that package Windows Programming would not be possible.
The package was created by Anders Norlander and its license is also non-restrictive. For more information see the file README.w32api.
Packages that install w32api
- All the Window libraries, most notably libkernel32.a, libshell32.a, libadvapi32.dll, libgdi32.a, libuser32.a
Tools required to use it
Tools required to build it (other than a working compiler)
Note: Actually a working compiler isn't really need because we don't build executables. Nevertheless, you won't get past the configure script if your compiler doesn't work.
- dlltool - a tool that is installed by binutils if compiling binutils for a windows platform
Unless otherwise stated in individual source files, source code is public domain
How to build w32api?