Re: Using DJGPP

From: Alan Horkan (
Date: Sun Apr 07 2002 - 17:13:06 EDT

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    > > I know that AbiWord for Windows is supposed to be compiled with Visual C++.
    > > The problem is that I don't have Visual C++; I have the DJGPP.
    > >
    > > Can AbiWord be compiled with DJGPP? I have the RSX libraries, and all the
    > > compilers.
    > >
    > > Are there any DJGPP-specific tutorials out there that could teach me what I
    > > need to know?
    > As far as I know, the RSX libraries are now unmaintained (RSX was basically a
    > hack that allowed DJGPP-- gcc for dos, compile win32 programs). It would
    > probably be a better idea to try MINGW32 (

    would it not be easier to try to get abiword to compile using cygwin?

    Interested and confused

    PS If you want to use the Microsoft compiler but cannot afford to license it
    some books* include a copy of Visual C++ with an Educational License.
    This prohibits the distribution of binaries but i have no intention of
    distributing binaries so it suits my needs

    * C++ How to Program Deitel & Deitel, i dont remember which edition but
    the cover was beige.

    PPS There is an internet legend about a free Microsoft compiler, the c++
    with none of the Visual, but I'll be damned if i can ever find anything on
    microsoft website. maybe there is a free SDK or something, who knows.

    PPPS While im complaining about how badly designed the microsoft website
    is, Internet Explorer 2 (or was it 3) cannot even open the microsoft
    website but it opens the Apple website just fine. (summer of 2001 i setup
    a Win NT 4 machine and the default browser was very old).

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