compiler for KDE4/win32 binary packages
coolo at kde.org
Thu Apr 12 11:00:10 CEST 2007
Am Donnerstag 12 April 2007 schrieb Christian Ehrlicher:
> Von: Stephan Kulow <coolo at kde.org>
> > 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 kdelibs.com - 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
When you say msvc libs you're talking about kdelibs compiled with msvc, right?
If we only support mingw shipments as you suggest, I don't see that danger. I
see no advantage for shipping msvc too - beside to developers. And these libs
we need to hide well under cryptic names :)
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