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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Will win64 native build exist on 3.5.0 or at least 3.5.x releases?


Hi Pedro and Tor,

I forgot to mention another two win32/win64 big and famous open source appliances:

- MySql (!)
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/#downloads

- PostgreSql (!)
http://www.postgresql.org/download/windows

About PostgreSql (that I installed, I used, I designed, I used to develop appliances (SQL, Pg-Pl/Sql) in the past) there is a very interesting page that could also help us
http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/64bit_Windows_port

that was about the win32 -> win64 port. Since version 9.0, EnterpriseDB deploy and make it available both windows installers and builds (win32 and win64).

What do yuo think about that?

Have a nice evening,

Carlo

Il 02/11/2011 20:22, Carlo Strata ha scritto:
Hi Pedro,


Il 02/11/2011 13:19, Pedro ha scritto:
In my opinion TDF and LibreOffice should abandon the MS compiler and support the switch to MinGW which has already been started by Jan Holesovsky (aka
Kendy)

I think we could put here, at least, the links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MinGW
http://www.mingw.org/
http://mingw-w64.sourceforge.net/

for interested people...


This would also open the path to using MinGW64 and therefore the creation of
a native 64bit version of LO...

I follow some and various FLOSS projects that are both and natively win32/win64 like these:

http://7-zip.org/
http://infrarecorder.org/   (If I don't remember wrong, it use MinGW.)
http://www.virtualdub.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/free-cad/ and http://free-cad.sourceforge.net/
...

and some that try to go win64 too, but without official courage, bravery, fearlessness http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-mozilla-central/
...

and some that are not trying at all
http://filezilla-project.org
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
...

Could we understand and learn somethings from above projects' choices and code?


The fact that it is a requirement to use a specific proprietary compiler to compile a FLOSS program makes the same sense as offering a free complete car (wheels, tires, etc) but to assemble it you would need to buy a wrench which
is sold by a single company...

There are pros and cons to use Microsoft native and MinGW/GW64 compilers and libs, I suppose.


Just my 2 cents.
Have a nice evening,

Carlo


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