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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Compilers and configuration tools
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2005 17:12:08 GMT

On Oct 21, 2005, at 3:23 PM, Apache Harmony Bootstrap JVM wrote:

> I'm with Geir on his comments, but evaluating MSVC
> I think is a good idea because there are so many
> folks who use it-- or is it?  Rodrigo' comments about
> confusion with multiple compiler support make a
> compelling argument about going with _one_
> compiler-- and look at the minor diffs we have
> already experienced!  Rodrigo needs '__int64' on
> hit Linux box, and Robin is arguing with finding
> the correct 'thread.h' (apparently), and I had no
> problems.  All of us are using GCC.  What does
> this tell us?  The less we deal with mechanical
> issues like compiler invocations, the more real
> work we get done.

> Bottom line:  Should we just declare one compiler
> for now and branch out later, once we have all of
> our porting done?

I don't think there's a reason to mandate at this point, as long as  
the compilers don't collide.

However this turns out, I'm really against forcing people to have to  
pay for a compiler when there are good free ones available.


> Next observation:  There has been an offer of help
> with 'autotools' and some concern about that tool.
> I've seen GNU autoconf work (part of autotools?)
> nicely, and I'm interested in exploring this avenue
> further.
> Dan Lydick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Davanum Srinivas <davanum@gmail.com>
> Sent: Oct 21, 2005 10:31 AM
> To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Small problems building under cygwin
> I believe Express versions are available for download -
> http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/express/visualc/default.aspx
> -- dims
> On 10/21/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>> I'd like to be sure that we don't have a barrier to entry by having
>> to go get commercial software to  build the project - by this I mean
>> a MSVC requirement.  I'm happy if windows users can use MSVC if they
>> want - i.e. if someone supports it - but it can't be the only option.
>> geir
> ...snip...
> Dan Lydick

Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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