[fpc-pascal] alternative name fpc cross

Tony Whyman tony.whyman at mccallumwhyman.com
Tue Oct 10 15:47:25 CEST 2017

On 10/10/17 13:50, pascalX at piments.com wrote:
> On 10/10/17 13:29, Karoly Balogh (Charlie/SGR) wrote:
>>   Linux Subsystem for Windows.
> While I know what you mean ...
> I used to be maintainer on Wine AppDB for several years. Nothing ever 
> worked from one release to the next.  WINE spent 10y  as an alpha 
> release and it started to get embarrassing so they called it beta. 
> Everything still, broke , it is still an alpha produce in all but name.
> Sadly the target is moving faster than their ability to emulate it.
> As for attempting to run a stable and secure  OS inside an insecure 
> and unstable one, that's a great way to combine all the disadvantages 
> of both. Probably clinically certifiable behaviour or at least 
> "autistic spectrum".
On the other hand, without wine (and mono) I couldn't run WIX on Linux.

  If I couldn't run WIX on Linux then I could not build WIndows 
Installer Packages on Linux.

  If I couldn't build WIndows Installer Packages on Linux then I would 
not be able to have one script building for both Linux and Windows targets.

And then what would be the point of having cross-compilers and cross 
platform libraries in the first place.

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