[PLUG] Free Software building options for network C++ application to Win32

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Wed Sep 1 17:59:02 PDT 2004


On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Russell Senior wrote:

> I am looking for options for compiling the C++ slave component of my 
> master/slave system so that I can get random win32-using losers to 
> help me out (with informed consent, of course).
>
> I know about Cygwin and DJGPP, but the former (I think) needs a 
> bunch of infrastructure installed, and DJGPP (I think) seems to lack 
> POSIX-y networking interfaces.  I was kind of hoping to have a 
> simple EXE someone (like my unconverted relatives) could download 
> and run.

Have you looked at the MinGW stuff?

   http://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/

One of the OGI researchers wanted it setup as a cross compiler so he 
could develop Win32 applications on Linux. I've got some rpms built, 
though I admit that they (the packages, not necessarily the binary 
files contained in them) still feel a bit ducttape-y.

I'm able to produce simple .exe binaries ("hello, world" and a numeric 
muliplication loop), but time constraints have prevented me from 
trying to compile something even mildly complicated. The researcher 
for whom I built this stuff seems happy, but I haven't really pressed 
him that hard (for fear I'll have more work to do :-).

Holler if you want more info.

-- Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>




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