Microsoft Visual Studio support
nightstrike at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 01:25:49 CEST 2008
On 4/1/08, Michael Abshoff
<Michael.Abshoff at fsmath.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de> wrote:
> 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>
> > wrote:
> >> > Today we can announce an agreement between Swox and Microsoft that
> > will
> >> > 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
> > part
> >> > 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
> > that
> >> > have not until now been able experience a quality bignum library",
> >> > says Jarl Bong-Rundtörn, director at the division of bignum
> > arithmetic
> >> > 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"?
If so, you got me good :) :)
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