[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?

Ben Grasset operator97 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 12 11:38:38 CET 2022

If it's actually now somehow the case that an offer to provide Win64 builds
would be refused though, I guess maybe I'll look into hosting them myself
somewhere else? Although again I don't get why it would be fine for Linux
to have a zillion archives for different configurations here:

but in some way bad to add one more to the windows files directory on the
Sourceforge page.

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 5:32 AM Ben Grasset <operator97 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 19, 2021 at 3:46 AM Sven Barth via fpc-devel <
> fpc-devel at lists.freepascal.org> wrote:
>> 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 discussion.
>> Regards,
>> Sven
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> Explicitly *not *wanting to provide a native x86_64 bit build was not
> ever mentioned by anyone previously in any discussion I was involved in
> actually. Quite the opposite IIRC. I also fail to see how that makes any
> sense, personally. It just means continuing to tell everyone who wants
> native Win64 (which is very many people) "either download Lazarus or use
> FPCUpDeluxe".
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