[Gs-devel] Re: OS/2 emx/gcc project status
gsview at ghostgum.com.au
Sat Apr 7 22:48:50 PDT 2001
> I understand you're taking care of the OS/2 work for us. Projects.htm
> has the following entry:
> > We would like Ghostscript to work with the free emx/gcc and rsx
> > libraries,
> > to provide an alternative DOS, Windows 95/98/NT, and OS/2
> > implementation that requires no proprietary, commercial compilers. We
> > think Ghostscript's existing OS/2 makefile already includes most of
> > what is needed. If someone is willing to do the work, we will be happy
> > to include this in our list of supported platforms and to distribute
> > the makefiles. If interested, please consult [broken link to
> > www.leo.org].
> I just wanted to check if this was still accurate, and whether you had a
> better place to point people for info.
This was something written by Peter. While you can use EMX/GCC with
RSXNT to build Win32 executables, you are probably restricted to
using GDB as the debugger, which is a little painful.
Most people just buy a copy of MSVC++.
You can also use EMX/GCC to build DOS extended executables.
The os2.mak did at one stage do this, but the DLL changes in 1996
broke this. You needed OS/2 for the build (IBM nmake) but the
resultant a.out style exe with EMX loader would run under DOS.
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