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From: Maik Beckmann (beckmann.maik_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-05-25 18:46:16

Am Montag 26 Mai 2008 00:23:18 schrieb Andrej van der Zee:
> Thanks for your reply.
> My intention is to write a cross-platform application
> (Linux, AIX and Windows) using the boost libraries -
> and maybe Qt in the future. I was wondering, can I use
> bjam with gcc 4.2.3 or 4.3.0 on Windows to produce a
> win32 executables?

Sure! Bjam works with msvc, gcc and whatever compilers for windows out there.
What I don't know is if bjam can cross compile (Linux+mingw -> win32 exe) out
of the box.

> Do the boost libraries on Windows
> compile properly with gcc? My assumption is that using
> the same compiler on all platforms will make it
> simpler, right? Any thoughts on this?

Well, at the moment the stable mingw gcc is 3.4.5 and this versions libstdc++
doesn't support wide characters on windows, but gcc-4.3 is on its way. It
supports wide characters and IIRC gcc even made mingw a secondary platform as
of version 4.3 .

-- Maik


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