[fpc-devel] I've asked this before, but perhaps I wasn't specific enough that time: what do I *personally*, specifically need to do to ensure that a native Windows 64-bit build winds up on the FPC website for the next release?

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 19 09:45:59 CET 2021

Ben Grasset via fpc-devel <fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org> schrieb am So.,
19. Dez. 2021, 08:33:

> To be very clear, to me, this is absolutely nothing more than just a
> matter of building the compiler completely normally. It takes like two
> minutes all-in. I don't really get why the person who uploads the 32-bit
> Windows builds currently doesn't just also upload 64-bit ones. They could
> even just use the native 64-bit builds Lazarus already includes. Anyways,
> yeah. I'd like to actually make this happen, next time around.

There is already a combined 32-/64-bit download available since 3.2.2. We
*won't* provide a pure, native 64-bit download for Win64, because the
x86_64-win64 is not suitable for other x86_64 targets or for compiling a
i386 or i8064 cross compiler due to the missing Extended support. Until FPC
provides the necessary code to emulate 80-bit floating point we simply
avoid this potential headache by not providing it.
As this has been discussed ad nauseam already, this decision is not up for


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