compiler for KDE4/win32 binary packages

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at
Thu Apr 12 10:44:41 CEST 2007

Christian Ehrlicher schrieb:
> 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.
One way is to put the compiler name in the package name  aka or


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