[fpc-pascal] Cross-compiler for ARM64 on Windows available?

Tomas Hajny XHajT03 at hajny.biz
Fri Jun 24 01:31:39 CEST 2022

On 2022-06-23 19:58, Travis Siegel via fpc-pascal wrote:
> There actually is a 64-bit version of xp, but it's not compatible with
> very much.  Apparently, it didn't have an emulator in it, so running
> 32-bit software wasn't something it did by default.  I never did
> figure out if it could be made to run 32-bit software or not, I just
> gave up on it, (more precisely, the person I installed it for gave up
> on it), because everything they tried to install wouldn't work,
> because it wasn't 64-bit.
> Even so, I have no idea if the FPC cross compiler would work on such a
> machine anyway, and I no longer have a machine on which I can test
> said version of windows anyhow, (come to think of it, I don't think I
> have the install disk for it anymore either), so that will have to
> remain a mystery.

I may be wrong, but I believe that the original poster meant that he was 
using a "regular" (32-bit) version of WinXP on x86 and wanted to 
cross-compile from there to aarch64-win64.


> On 6/21/2022 10:36 AM, Pierre Muller via fpc-pascal wrote:
>> Hello,
>>   this is normally a native aarch64-win64 compiler,
>> not a cross-compiler package to be installed on linux.
>>   Note however that, as stated below, this was never tested.
>> It will also not run on a Windows XP, unless
>> you have an aarch64-windows_XP, but I am not aware
>> of the existence of such machines.
>> Regards,
>> Pierre
>> Le 21/06/2022 à 11:14, Wolfgang Hubert a écrit :
>>> Hi all,
>>> Pierre Muler via fpc-pascal wrote:
>>>> You might also try this "completely untested" cross-installer:
>>>> ftp://ftp.freepascal.org/pub/fpc/snapshot/trunk/aarch64-win64/fpc-3.3.1.aarch64-win64.built.on.x86_64-linux.tar.gz
>>> Thank you for pointing me to this installer. Since I am a Windows XP 
>>> user
>>> and also blind, it would be too much effort for me to install a Linux
>>> machine or compile the compiler myself. I would rather wait until a 
>>> compiler
>>> for the Windows host is available.
>>> If anyone has one, please let me know.
>>> Regards,
>>> Wolfgang

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