[kaffe] Where to get prebuilt win32 binaries?

Dalibor Topic robilad at kaffe.org
Thu Sep 29 07:44:23 PDT 2005

Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> Hi there,
> just read that kaffe-1.1.6 now has support for cygwin builds which is
> really great new for us/me. Thanks a lot!

Thanks for the kind words! But be aware that a lot of stuff does not
fully work yet, there are bugs, etc. etc. etc. It's possible to build
it, and it passes most regressin tests, but there is still a lot to be done.

> Are there any prebuilt packages available since I do not have a win32
> "powered" machine and not really experienced in cross-compiling stuff
> ;)

Not from Kaffe.org. Let me elaborate:

In general, I prefer to leave actual building and redistribution of
binaries to people who know all the quirks of the system, since
distributions (and packaging) is a non-trivial process. I participate in
the Debian packaging efforts myself a little bit, and I know how much
effort lies behind the smooth goodness of .deb packages alone,  without
even toucing on RPM, ebuilds, pkg-src, darwinports, Cygwin and other
nice software distribution mechanisms.

I'd suggest either asking for a package on the Cygwin mailing list, or,
if you are looking into learning a bit about cross-compiling, grabbing
the excellent crosstools tarball from Dan Kegel's web site, and using
that to build your own Cygwin compiler.

Of course, if you are looking for a real challenge:
http://www.winehq.com/site/fun_projects lists making a windows build of
Kaffe run on Linux using Wine :)

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