[fpc-devel] Win64 FPC is in wrong download location
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue May 4 16:39:04 CEST 2010
On 04 May 2010, at 15:29, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> So to be able to compile Win64 apps, we need two installations. The
> Win64 download (17MB) and the i386 download (35MB).
> * now installation is more complex than it needs to be. It now
> requires two FPC versions.
I have not yet seen bug reports or problem reports about people struggling with this.
> * Increases download size
That is correct (if you are not interested in ever compiling any Win32 apps).
> * Increases the difficulty in debugging
It does not, unless you regularly debug the compiler binaries that we ship (which I doubt, since they are fully stripped).
> * Cross-compiling doesn't always work, by producing corrupt binaries.
Until today, the people responsible for packaging the Windows releases did not know this.
> * Myth that Win64 compiler was slower than i386 cross compiler (info
> supplied by you)
I only provided data for Mac OS X. The situation may be quite different under Win64.
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