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Re: Win32 port status?
Re: Win32 port status?
Sun, 07 May 2006 16:25:23 +0300
Thunderbird 22.214.171.124 (Windows/20060308)
I move the discussion off the ML. Not that there is anyhing secret, but
I don't think this contains anything that would interest the public.
Pawel Kot wrote:
In short: unknown and unmaintained but reported from time to time to
Plain and simple: What is the Win32 port status?
Ok. That pretty much explains the situation.
Sure, I can do that. But before I do that we need to agree on how to
handle the "GNUisms" and "windowsisms" in the source. For example: MS
compilers do not have gmtime function, but similar operation can be
simulated using two separate calls and a few temporary variables to
store the intermediate results.
In brief: A Win32 binary can be built from latest source. There are some
changes and bugs that would have to be stored into CVS (the getopt_long
declaration bug is a nasty one!) so that further releases would compile
Would you provide a patch?
Let's take a slow start. I'll send you a couple of patches and if you
think they are working, the code is good and looks good by style and
operation, then we can discuss CVS-access. I do not want to mess up the
good thing(tm) you have going on here.
You are very welcome. I'd like to get from you few patches as a good
start and shortly after probably give you CVS write access. We
definitely need more win32 support -- I wanted to take care of it
recently but see below.
What is the Cygwin status currently? The package does not seem to be in
Cygwin distribution, but does it compile?
That's correct. I was trying for the last few days to install VSE on
my work laptop but failed as Windows XP SP2 seems incompatible with it
(and SP2 is required by VSE). So I have in fact no development
environment for win32 (just cygwin).
Also a ready built binary version for each new release
would be needed. And as an additional bonus, I'm sure I could hack up a
system to run a nightly build for Win32 version too.
Wow. That would be even better than what we have for Linux right now!
Ok. :-) Look how I pretty optimistically wrote "Win32 version too".
For Linux nightlies, I could offer a linux with gcc-4.0.2/glibc-2.3.5 or
gcc-3.4.5/glibc-2.3.4. What would be the linux distribution, GCC and
GLibC preference? And to be specific, both of those are i386 platforms.
We do run a couple of x86_64s too, so to me i386 is not an automatic
The 0.6.11 Win32 binaries are ready, I could send them first. It will
take a while for me to prepare a proper patch for Visual C compiling.
So, how does that sound like?
Sounds great! I'm waiting impatiently to get some stuff from you! :-)