Building on Win 2008
Anthony.Petrov at Sun.COM
Wed Jul 30 01:35:02 PDT 2008
On 07/29/2008 11:03 PM Erik Trimble wrote:
> I certainly can't speak for Sun on this. But, I don't think there is
> any immediate plans to use GCC on Windows. It would probably be OK if
> someone wanted to try, but I can't imagine it being even remotely easy.
> There's just so much stuff dependent on the various Visual Studio or MS
> SDK header files, that I'm almost positive you have to install them to
> do the build, so why bother with GCC? (even from a Free Software point
> of view, if you can't get away from the proprietary MS SDK/VisStudio,
> then compiling with GCC rather than the MS-provided one isn't going to
> be really any win at all).
Indeed. But we should make it possible to use the free versions of the
MS Visual Studio at least.
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