64-bit support (Was: Poll: Primary D version)
dsimcha at yahoo.com
Mon May 24 10:45:01 PDT 2010
== Quote from Leandro Lucarella (llucax at gmail.com)'s article
> dsimcha, el 24 de mayo a las 13:05 me escribiste:
> > == Quote from Bruno Medeiros (brunodomedeiros+spam at com.gmail)'s article
> > > On 23/05/2010 01:45, Walter Bright wrote:
> > > > Walter Bright wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Other toolchain problems are things like shared libraries, installation,
> > > > bugzilla bugs, etc.
> > > Installation? What kind of problems are those?
> > On Linux, DMD can be a PITA to install if you're using an ancient distribution due
> > to glibc being a different version than what DMD expects. I use such a machine
> > and the only way to get DMD to work is to compile from source.
> BTW, distributing a huge .zip with the binaries for all platforms is not
> ideal either. In Linux you have to make the binaries executables. The only
> straighforward option for Linux is the .deb, but it's only straightforward
> for Ubuntu 32-bits, anything else needs some (non-trivial) work.
If packaging nightmares like this don't explain why Linux hasn't succeeded on the
desktop, then nothing will.
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