Originally Posted by lb_dbd
I do have the binary version of gcc (MinGW) installed and was going to use this to compile version gcc_4.7 on a new machine. I did install
Cygwin on this system but I am not clear on how to use cygwin to compile gcc. Is there an online reference that I can follow?
My reference for now has been: http://gcc.gnu.org/install/configure.html
Cygwin gives you a linux-like environment, in which you can build and compile many linux programs like normal. Using the Cygwin package management system, you should be able to install gcc, and then possibly use that to build version 4.7 that you're interested in.
I've been able to successfully build many linux programs in Cygwin. Not all, but many.