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



On Mon, 2007-09-03 at 10:02 -0700, Peter J. Stieber wrote:
> BB = Bo Berglund
> BB>> 3) The program is written in C++, would there be big
> BB> porting issues moving it from Windows to Linux, code-wise?
> 
> SV = Sam Varshavchik
> SV> That depends upon what libraries your C++ code uses.
> SV> If it uses Windows-specific libraries, any GUI libraries,
> SV> they are obviously not available on Linux.
> 
> Sam,
> 
> I work at a company where we use wxWidgets (http://www.wxwidgets.org/) 
> for all of our GUI development in C++.  All of our apps our built to run 
> on 32-bit Windows using Visual Studio .NET 2003 and both 32-bit and 
> 64-bit versions of Fedora using GCC.  Fedora, via yum, provides a 
> packaged version of wxWidgets, but we usually build it from the 
> wxWidgets SVN repository.
> 
> No code modifications are required to build the apps on Windows vs. 
> Fedora, so I guess I would disagree with your statement "any GUI 
> libraries, they are obviously not available on Linux", but I would agree 
> that most projects do not consider cross-platform GUI development when 
> they are initially developed, so they are not using a library like 
> wxWidgets.
> 
> Hope that helps with any cross-platform GUI development anyone out there 
> is considering.
> 

Qt is also cross-platform, and there are GTK+ and Glade ports for
Windows as well.  The standard Win32 GUI is not available for Linux,
though, AFAIK, other than via Wine.

> Pete
> 
> 
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                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs


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