[clug] Tips for creating portable executables?

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 20:56:37 MST 2013

Hi Steve,

On 18 December 2013 13:48, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Recently the authors of MHSnet (SUN IV) told me it's been GPL'd [version
> 3 license].
> There must be multiple people on-list who've got direct experience in
> cross-platform compilation and even preparing binary packages.

As a dyed in the wool rusted on autoconf/autoconf stalwart/tragic who
has recently added a few CMake spots, I'd recommend you give CMake a
whirl. The cross platform support is now quite mature in it. This is
if you want something native.

Failing that you could do something horrible like run it in a java emulator.

> Any pointers appreciated, especially for the Winders side of things.

Having played the cygwin/mingw game a few times I don't think this is
what you want if you want users to be able to just "use it". Cygwin
has a marvellous add-in called apt-cyg but you still have to get to
the stage of installing it manually which involves a great big heap of
clicks and from my digging into it cannot be scripted.

> Suggestions for a good RPM distro to work with also appreciated :)

No such thing! :)


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