Help building under Windows7 64-bit

Dalibor Topic Dalibor.Topic at Sun.COM
Tue Jun 8 14:20:42 UTC 2010

Andrew John Hughes wrote:
> This seems to be common with ex-proprietary codebases; I remember
> having major issues building Firefox back in the day, and some of the
> worst build systems I can think of other than OpenJDK are OpenOffice
> and Chromium...

Cross-platform build systems for native code that need to go through a
bootstrapping step to create tools used later in the build are by their
nature non-trivial. Take a look at the gcc build system, for another
example -> ohloh claims that 7% of the gcc code is written in autoconf.
[1] ;)

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