Perhaps one of the more interesting, if not abandoned GCC ports.
It’s from 1994 (although they apparently had earlier), and it’s just enough binutils & gcc to compile stuff for Win32.
I stumbled onto the directory http://www.nic.funet.fi/index/win-nt/gcc/ while looking for the source code to the ‘top’ program, which incidentally can be found here. In hindsight the name ‘top’ is pretty terrible, as looking at the ‘top program for Linux’, well you are going to find all kinds of crap, and surely not top.
The files gnu-bin.tar.Z and gnu-lib.tar.Z contain enough binaries for GCC 2.4.5 C/C++ and ObjectiveC, along with GAS and what purports to be a linker, although I think it just prints the flags to MS Link that you’d need.
And as mentioned in this post, by Juha Inkari, how on earth do you use this thing? Well thankfully in the future we have access to more stuff, so I decided to throw MinGW at it, and see what happens.
I’m using the Linker & LIBC from Fortran PowerStation 1.00 with the linker update.
There is no source diffs, patches, or anything really.
Is this useful? I suspect not. Thanks to RSXNT there is easier ways to get much older versions of GCC… Although I guess it speaks more so to this port using OMF objects.
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Anyone ever heard of Congruent? Sounds almost Cygnus like.
There are some largeish companies with that name, like https://www.congruentsoft.com/
They appear to be founded in 1994 – I’ll go out on a limb and suggest they did things like this before settling in on what their real business was to become.
Ok, I think I’m wrong. This is a different Congruent.
Per the thread at https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32/U1bOpWp4tPk/-v52GvdmRnIJ , it looks like it’s an outfit run by Art (Arthur) Kreitman. He appears to have a github account at https://github.com/akreitman . But also per the original thread, he took a fairly strict line on the GPL – that sources are available, via physical distribution, to customers, for the cost of media and shipping. So you might have more luck trying to find third parties who re-posted it.
Sigh it’s ended up like many things of the era, all the code is lost only the decades old flames remain. Seems like a real shame as the tools apparently supported MIPS & Alpha.
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Hmm, I posted something and it went to the bitbucket in the sky. Anyway, this looks to be a different congruent – almost 30 years and expired two months ago: https://www.baidu.eu/domains/congruent.com