This directory contains various stuff that are used when building
software from the GNOME CVS (and dependent software) on uncommon
platforms (that don't use the GNU auto* and configure mechanism). So
far, it contains makefile snippets to be included in makefiles used
when building GLib, GTk+, and related software for Win32 (either with
gcc, or MSVC's command line tools).
Possibly this will eventually become unnecessary at least for GNU
tools if and when the auto* and configure mechanism can be used when
building for mingw.
(Originally, this directory was intended to be used by a build system
for GNOME, written in Python. See CVS for the original README
text. Apparently this concept never was taken into use, and this
directory hadn't been touched for two years, when I got the idea to
use this suitably named directory for another purpose. The original
author, Jay Painter, has okayed this.)