Using Ecolab on Windows

The preferred way of using Eco Lab on windows is to use the Cygwin posix emulation environment, which has most the dependent packages available as installable options. However Eco Lab can also be built using the MinGW compilers, although you will need some sort of posix-like shell, eg Cygwin, or Msys to do the actual build on Windows. EcoLab is, however, validated to build on MXE, a cross-compiler environment based on MinGW to build Windows executables using Linux. Check out my fork of MXE which may contain additional packages needed for Eco Lab, that have not yet been integrated into the MXE master branch.