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From "Johnny Kewl" <j...@kewlstuff.co.za>
Subject Re: [build][windows] Re: I think - Remove Microsoft from Installer Pages
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 11:34:21 GMT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Ellison" <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>
To: <dev@harmony.apache.org>
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 11:41 AM
Subject: [build][windows] Re: I think - Remove Microsoft from Installer 

> Also worth looking at the environment that Dims used to compile on 
> Windows, using the no-cost MS compiler and tools,
> - Microsoft Platform SDK for Windows Server 2003 R2
> - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
> - Microsoft Macro Assembler 8.0 (MASM) Package (x86)
> See [1].  Not sure if he wrote a wiki page / whatever with the final 
> outcome.
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/o4dwghamsbjq46ey

Sheeeeeeessss ... are these guys good, or what.... eXcellent... damn!
ATL in Harmony... wonder what they doing there?
Thanks Tim... I'll try put the words of the gods into practice ;)

> Regards,
> Tim
> Mark Hindess wrote:
>> On 3 March 2008 at 2:18, "Johnny Kewl" <john@kewlstuff.co.za> wrote:
>>> I think it all really comes down to finding a GCC compiler that likes 
>>> windows and can interface with
>>> an decent IDE... the MS dudes will be happy.
>>> Havnt quite given up yet... for me getting the code to the developer is 
>>> going to be much easier than
>>> trying to get the devloper onto linux.... so I'm trying.

Yes I did end up looking at MinGw, and I got it going with Eclipse... that 
still wants
Cygwin as well btw, even though it does nothing... its a mission to setup 
but it works.
The problem though is that "this project is wild", where these tools seem to 
fall down
is when MS gets crazy with COM... more than just a DLL... or I just have no 
how to go there in this environment. This project I think has to go up the 
MS tool chain.
And probably does already...
Problem also is I been out of C programming for about 5 years... so damn I'm 

>> You might want to take a look at www.mingw.org - this is a compiler (and
>> complete toolchain) based on gcc that compiles against native windows
>> apis (rather than against cygwin dlls).
>> -Mark.

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