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- Subject: Re: Hmm. Why no binaries? - an open letter to Mike Pall
- From: Rob Kendrick <rjek@...>
- Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:23:53 +0100
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 02:15:23PM +1000, Daurnimator wrote:
> Its very easy on linux; but for windows users its much harder: i still
> don't have a nicely set up compiler, and building isn't
> straightforward: especially if you want compatibility with any of the
> prebuilt libraries.
Building software is never straightforward on Windows. I've not done
any Windows-hosted development for years and I disliked it then because
of the faff. And the number of people who come onto #lua wanting
guidance on the subject would suggest it's gotten no better since.
On the occasions I have to build Windows software, I end up
cross-compiling it from Linux, which is as joyful as I could hope it to
be. Debian/Ubuntu even ship packages with the compilers and libraries.