Reported by Nicola Fontana, May 22, 2010
By using wine, it should be possible (at least theoretically) to do a "make check" while cross-building for windows. After the commit f5ae7c964aedd4de837c53880a5cc5f7c445d263, the test programs are properly created but not executed.
Comment 1 by Nicola Fontana, Jan 8, 2011
Comment 2 by Nicola Fontana, Feb 3, 2013
gtester (extensively used by "make check") requires POSIX signal handling APIs, so it is not built by default on Mingw: the relevant automake directives in GLib are wrapped by "if OS_UNIX" and "endif". In other words, it is actually not possible to execute "make check" by using wine. Issue closed by commit 3163efdbb6fd916fca36ec06544b98260575fd58.