Rant: So you want help?

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 13:20:27 CET 2010

2010/11/6 Casper van Donderen <casper.vandonderen at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 10:50:36 +0100, Thomas Friedrichsmeier
> <thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:
>> On Saturday 06 November 2010, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
>>> I'm not sure thats a wise choice. For me as someone who was willing to
>>> bring KDevelop to windows and work on that, mingw was always too slow to
>>> be usable. It was a magnitude slower than msvc2008 (even the first 4.x
>>> releases). So for end-users the compiler doesn't matter, but for people
>>> who'd like to use pre-built packages of the development platform (which
>>> I think many app-devs would want to use as a start to port their app)
>>> the compiler may play quite a bigger role. Having to spend a complete
>>> day just for getting my app built with mingw is not going to attract me
>>> to help with the kde/windows effort.
>> I won't insist on a particular default. What I care about is that
>> compilers
>> can be released independently. And the compiler I'm willing to help with
>> for a
>> release is MinGW4 32bit.
>> Still, I think app-devs can be expected to make an informed choice to
>> pick
>> something other than the default option. So IMO, as long as anybody does
>> create a MSVC-based releases in this scenario, it will not make any
>> practical
>> difference.
>> And in fact, I think app-devs who care about having a particular
>> compiler are
>> prime candidates for volunteering to help with a release for that
>> compiler.
>> Regards
>> Thomas
> This whole compiler thing is getting old again, I'm amazed that people did
> not drop the 'GCC is open, so we should only support that one BS argument'.
> Everybody should take his compiler of choice and maybe make the default
> the platform default:
> Linux: GCC (maybe in the future LLVM)
> Mac: GCC
> Windows: MSVC

I not agree... GCC is better than MSVC under windows. In my office
where we develop RT acquisition softwares, MSVC is not the best one to
compile multi-platform code. as IDE, we use Codeblock. GCC work
perfectly under windows.

Gilles Caulier

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