[tex-live] my experience of building TeX Live with Windows gcc 64 bits

Vincent Torri vincent.torri at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 12:30:38 CEST 2016


On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 10:53 AM, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Vincent / Akira-san --
> Akira Kakuto wrote:
>> Dear Vincent,
>>> 1) In kpathsea,  I have several warnings of const/non const strings.
>>> For example, the first one:
>> Thanks. Fixed in r41586.
> Does this mean that it is now possible for "normal" Windows users such as myself (people who have no familiarity with C or with packages such as "autoconf", etc., to compile [1] Windows 64-bit binaries for themselves ?  I ask because when I asked earlier about compiling TeX under Windows, I understood from Akira-san that a great deal of manual intervention was required which he did not have time to document; is this no longer the case ?

if the autotools are well written and the code support windows 64
bits, it is (or should be) easy with MSYS2.

note that, technically speaking, it's still cross-compilation, but
it's native (no cygwin).

If there are errors, i'll report tham in that thread.

Vincent Torri

> Philip Taylor
> --------
> [1] not cross-compile

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