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Re: C++ compilers on Linux supporting 64bit architecture?



On Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:23:18 -0600, Karl Larsen <k5di zianet com>
wrote:

>Bo Berglund wrote:
>> 1) Is it possible to cross-compile on Linux 32 bit to produce an
>> executable for the 64bit architecture Linux as well as 32 bit?
>>
>>   
>    In Linux Bo, if you want to write in 64 bit you load the version of 
>Fedora 7 that is totally 64 bit. This is the f7 x86-64 distribution and 
>different than Microsoft, you can download this free. Then you can 
>compile in C or C++ with 64 bit. No need to cross/compile.
>

Yes, I understand that in 64bit Linux you would be able to compile for
the 64bit platform....
But our development machines are mostly (95%) Windows 32bit systems
and I had in mind to use VirtualPC in order to have the developers
running Linux on their own Windows machines for compiles etc.
Then we would use a single hardware Linux machine for actual testing.

Unfortunately VirtualPC2007 does not support loading anything else
than 32 bit operating systems into a virtual machine, so we are left
with that. We use VPC2007 a lot for testing purposes, so we are
comfortable with that system except for the 64bit support (or lack
thereof).

Bo Berglund


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