compiler for KDE4/win32 binary packages

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at
Thu Apr 12 10:13:55 CEST 2007

Von: Stephan Kulow <coolo at>
> Am Mittwoch 11 April 2007 schrieb Christian Ehrlicher:
> > Hi,
> >
> > On win32 we support two compilers to compile kde4. Because they're
> > binary incompatible, it is not possible to mix mingw and msvc libs and
> > executables and we have to take care that the end-user does not get into
> > this situation. Also msvc is not supported by the open-source version of
> > Qt4.
> > So my question is - are there any objections against the plan to release
> > binaries for mingw only?
> > If not - can we somewhere write this down to avoid a discussion why not
> > to release msvc binaries in the future?
> I can see how it could matter for the reader of - but why
> would it 
> matter for those downloading the release? Is there something I don't see?
The Problem for the user is that he downloads a program compiled for mingw but only has installed msvc libs which does not work. -> The user is confused.


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