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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: x64 binary build instructions was Re: 2.2.7
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2007 23:36:47 GMT
Just for reference, Jorge's been instrumental in providing feedback that
has made it easier (not trivial, yet) to build for x64 on Windows.  There's
actually a build log sitting off in if
anyone is interested in how noisy the 64 bit builds still are on win32,
we seem to have made hundreds of steps forward, but dozens of steps back
in the most actively maintained code.

Some real headaches; sizeof() and strlen() give you a size_t, which != int
on a P64 platform like Windows (pointers == 64 bit, int/long == 32 bit).
Most unicies we test on are either ILP64 or LP64, where at least the
sizeof(long) == sizeof(void*).

So with Jorge's and help from a few others, 2.2.6 builds quite nicely at
the command line.  To make the transition to the GUI requires some other
steps, and I'm hoping these are simpler with 2.2.7 if I have a whole
weekend to work them up before we start to T&R.


Jorge Schrauwen wrote:
> My method is documentated here:
> It is on my wiki todo list but school is keeping me busy + the weekends
> are going to some stuff that is earning me money.
> My method has evolved slightly but not very much just minor tweaks to
> make things easier for me :)
> On 9/27/07, *Justin Erenkrantz* <
> <>> wrote:
>     On Sep 27, 2007 9:22 AM, Jorge Schrauwen <
>     <>> wrote:
>     > I could provide x64 binaries if there is interest in them. I
>     usually push
>     > them out to my site within a week of the source release.
>     > I'm not 100% sure my method of creating them is the same as the
>     ASF's but I
>     > can change my way if there is interest.
>     Would you mind documenting your method?  (Would the wiki be the right
>     place for this?)
>     Thanks!  -- justin

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