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- From: Mohan Embar <gnustuff at thisiscool dot com>
- To: java at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 21:02:39 -0600
- Subject: Re: RE: attempt to send plain text email.
- Reply-to: gnustuff at thisiscool dot com
>Urgh. OK. I will let this thing build on my win2k box and see what happens.
>Otherwise I'll go for a redhat distro. It should work on any of the linux
>distro's right? I have mandrake installed on another box.
Hi People. I don't want to start a religious war, but I can't help
myself here: I'm pretty gung-ho about this stuff, but far from an
expert. If you're interested in a somewhat masochistic intellectual
exercise, you can try building GCC 3.3 on Windows. I'm about 6 hours
into my current attempt on WinXP and have no idea how it's going to end.
(BTW: by "on Windows", I mean under MingW. I have successfully built a
cross compiler on Cygwin, but also found the build slow. I updated
John Murga's scripts to do this: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java/2003-01/msg00299.html
but I found the process exceedingly slow compared to the Linux build.
Maybe it's just my machine.)
As Ranjit mentioned here:
building GCC on MingW is not an easy task. Contrast this to the
speed (~3 hours) at which I can build the cross-compiler and native
compiler on Linux and it is no contest. Coincidentally, my Linux
build PC is the same as Ranjit mentioned: a PII 450Mhz with 256MB.
For those of you who live in the United States: I bought this on EBay
for $129, including shipping. The OS (RedHat 8.0) didn't cost me a dime.
(Sorry Tom: I didn't buy the boxed version. Does trying to help out with
GCC count for something? ;) )
>My impression is that getting the Windows version built is still not
>entirely trivial. For instance it appears to need some patches which
>aren't yet part of the stock gcc. I'd imagine that eventually this
>situation will change.
Thanks to people like Ranjit and Adam, and all the GCC gurus who
give us guidance, we'll get there eventually!