[rescue] MSVC on WINE - was Re: Has freshmeat.net disappeared forever?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Thu Jun 26 20:42:41 CDT 2014

On 26/06/14 10:23 AM, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On June 25, 2014 7:34:53 AM EDT, Toby Thain <toby at telegraphics.com.au> wrote:
>> On 25/06/14 12:17 AM, Mouse wrote:
>>>> Really, if you care about portability for C/C++, you should be
>>>> running your code through MSVC as well.
>>> And once I don't need to pay license fees to do so, I'll consider it
>>> (though probably decide against it; see below).
>> FWIW, the Microsoft CLI toolchain does run under WINE - not sure about
>> the IDE - and there are (or were) Express editions that you could
>> download freely.
> That is really interesting. My preferred method for sanely building
for windows is to use a Linux builds off mingw and cross compile from
Linux, although some libraries can be a pain to cross compile.

It became my preferred win32/win64 build environment as well (I could 
cross-build 64 bit from a 32 bit Linux box), using NMAKE makefiles and 
MSVC. Partly because I was previously using mingw32 on the same box.


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