" MinGW, a contraction of "Minimalist GNU for Windows", is a port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), and GNU Binutils, for use in the development of native Microsoft Windows applications. [...] for cross-hosted use on Unix or GNU/Linux, [... uses ...] Microsoft's standard system DLLs to provide the C-Runtime and Windows API. [...] a complete Open Source programming tool set which is suitable for the development of native MS-Windows applications, and which do not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime DLLs."
Just came across this today.
If you'd tried it, I'd like to know what you think, how it went.