Microsoft Visual Studio support

Kai Tietz Kai.Tietz at
Tue Apr 1 15:25:43 CEST 2008

NightStrike <nightstrike at> wrote on 01.04.2008 15:00:15:

> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Jarl Bong-Rundtörn <jarl at> 
> > Today we can announce an agreement between Swox and Microsoft that 
> >  make future GMP releases much more easily accessible for users of
> >  Microsoft(tm) Windows(R) Visual Studio(tm).
> >
> >  Microsoft will sponsor a transition of a configure+Makefile based
> >  build system to one based on Visual Studio(tm) project files.  As 
> >  of this deal, Makefiles usable for a release will be made available
> >  after a 6 month delay.
> >
> >  "This agreement will allow GMP to broaden its user base to people 
> >  have not until now been able experience a quality bignum library",
> >  says Jarl Bong-Rundtörn, director at the division of bignum 
> >  at Swox AB.
> How will this affect mingw users?

AFAICS not very much. VS is not gcc. It would be nice if a working 
configuration for x86_64-pc-mingw would be part of gmp and mpfr. So we 
could avoid applying the patch of Weasley.


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