[fpc-devel] Win64 FPC is in wrong download location

Jonas Maebe 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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