Microsoft Visual Studio support
Michael.Abshoff at fsmath.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de
Tue Apr 1 16:43:11 CEST 2008
Kai Tietz wrote:
> NightStrike <nightstrike at gmail.com> wrote on 01.04.2008 15:00:15:
>> On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Jarl Bong-Rundtörn <jarl at swox.com>
>> > 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.
While that is certainly true I would recommend two things before thinking
about the consequences for MinGW users:
a) check your calender
b) What is an anagram for "Jarl Bong-Rundtörn"?
> | (\_/) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny
> | (='.'=) into your signature to help him gain
> | (")_(") world domination.
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