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From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GODI news
On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 11:44:17AM -0700, Alexander V. Voinov wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> And in general, the developers (/porters) environment is different from one 
> where the application is supposed to run. It is quite reasonable to assume 
> (and therefore insist :-) that some easily available tools are present 
> within the former, and it is also reasonable [to try to] not to depend on 
> them for the latter (in favor for mingw, in this case).

My personal preference on this subject would be to do cross compilation
from linux. Debian includes a nice mingw32 cross compiler, which enabled
me to produce smallish C and gtk+ 2 programs, which run fine under both
win32 and wine. Well wine has some problems with the fonts, but under
windows they work well. They need the gtk+ dlls though.

What would be nice is to be able to use ocaml in this cross compiling
environment, so you could use all the nice unix development tools, and
then produce windows executables for the people who need it, preferably
in a nice tarball including the needed dlls, or even a windows-installer-magic
thingy.

Friendly,

Sven Luther

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