Peter Vreman peter at freepascal.org
Tue Sep 9 13:23:06 CEST 2003

>> Since there is no real non win32  .NET OS in the picture, there is no
>> real
>> hurry anyway.
>> What would be the advantages of FPC compiling for .NET in your opinion?
> .NET is not only for Win32! (AFAIK .NET for Linuxes is in development
> too.)
> For example, I have the PDA. On this PDA is OS WinCE.NET. When I have
> program for .NET, then I can run this program on my WinXP and on my
> PDA too. (without any recompilation!) yes, I tried this and it really
> working!
> And what about new 64-bit processors?
> FPC can compile programs for Win32 with i386 processors. But what
> about new IA64 processors? I cannot use FPC for this! :-(

Please calm down. There is no reason to scream. We already devote almost
all our free time to FPC. So please don't ask for unreasonable things.

Here is a summary of the platforms:
- PowerPC is working
- ARM is in development
- SPARC is in development
- x86_64 development will start ASAP the developpers have hardware
- ia64, if you pay for the hardware... (using an external compilefarm is
not an option)
- .NET, none of the current core developpers has plans to support it. You
are welcome to implement it


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