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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: how to build Harmony on Windows (with minimum of commercial soft)
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2006 12:21:09 GMT


Zsejki Sorin Miklós wrote:
> I think it should be possible to solve this by using the __asm keyword, 
> because the inline assembler is integrated in the compiler. This is just 
> an idea, I don't know how much trouble could come with this, as it would 
> require rewriting/reorganizing .asm files into .c ones.
> 

And what would that do to portability.  (It's odd we've gotten to the 
point where we're having trouble finding an *assembler* for windows... LOL)

geir

> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> I had the same problem - I have to use the non-free-as-in-beer, 
>> certainly-not-as-in-speech MSFT Visual Studio .NET 2003 toolchain, 
>> plus some other package thingy from MSFT that adds something to it. (I 
>> don't remember).
>>
>> I keep forgetting to suggest this to people who pop in here...   can 
>> someone who has the time and patience *please* take a run at getting 
>> this to build with :
>>
>> 1) The free-as-in-beer MSFT tool chain
>>
>> 2) GCC and it's brethren, either via MinGW or Cygwin
>>
>> I currently think of our tooling requirements as a barrier to entry.
>>
>> As for ml.exe, I had the same problem when trying the free MSFT tool 
>> chain, and I did find a free assembler somewhere that was meant to 
>> replace ml.exe (it wasn't from MSFT).
>>
>> This would be a great help, anyone....
>>
>> geir
>>
>>
>> Paulex Yang wrote:
>>> Mikhail
>>>
>>> I tried same thing before, and failed in same reason, I cannot find 
>>> this message in mailing list archive, but I remembered I asked this 
>>> question before.  The facts made me crazy is I had to download all 
>>> those things like MS platform SDK, .Net SDK and vctoolkit2003, and 
>>> then had to hack some files in platform SDK(not the *hack* really 
>>> means, just copy some file from one directory to another), however at 
>>> last, I found I cannot find free ml.exe to compile *.asm. Seems the 
>>> ml.exe was free, but it isn't now.
>>>
>>> Mikhail Loenko wrote:
>>>> Hello
>>>>
>>>> I'm trying to build Harmony on Windows XP with free MSFT soft only.
>>>>
>>>> I've downloaded already ~1Gb of various free MSFT soft, made some hacks
>>>> on various files and now need to compile *.asm we have in native-src.
>>>>
>>>> <note> our readme does not mention that type of files </note>
>>>>
>>>> Is there any way to get ml.exe from MSFT for free?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Mikhail
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>
>>>
>>
> 
> 

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