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Original date:2016-09-02 10:02:03 Edited by: euphoric Subject: Re: dropping Windoze?

[quote jimcbrown] Forked from Re: EuGTK 4.11.11?

Actually, we have a similar problem with the 4.1.0 release - no active developer currently runs a Windoze build system, so no one can issue a 4.1.0 release (or even another beta) for that platform. (Even though I'd like to, I've been holding off from declaring Windoze a lower tier platform.)

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If you are addressing this to "Kat", you will probably get a replay from him. if you were addressing it to me, I would appreciate it if you do not call me Kat.

I am replying to this statement, because I found absolutely no difficulty in compiling version 4.0.5 based on instructions provided somewhere in the forum.
That applies to XP, Win 7 and Win 10 32 and 64 bit.

I will try and compile version 4.1 the same way (WATCOM) or with the suggestions I found at
http://openeuphoria.org/wiki/view/Compiling41windows.wc

The clients I have are talking of migrating from older version of Visual Studio to Visual Studio 2015, and frown when I say that I will use a free software called "Euphoria" for some minor application, but tolerate me because of their confidence in me in my decision re choice of software. All they want is basically a Windows exe file that will work on Windows 7 and 10, 32 and 64 bits, and clickable from their desktops. Quite often they do not care if it works on 32 or 64 bit versions, because many have deliberately not migrated from Win 7-32 to anything more recent. You might not be aware that Microsoft had a free software upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 that just recently finished, but many have not yet shifted to Win 10. The real world of business is far removed from Linux, except in choice of servers, and even there, some would insist on paying for the more expensive Microsoft servers.

I use Euphoria, simply because I can get fairly cheap programmers who were trained in Cplus plus and BASIC/Visual Basic and do not mind learning Euphoria, and are comfortable with the older style of compiling an exe file.

One must not forget that the programming world is based today on 4 operating systems, viz.
Windows, Linux, Mac and Android, and if any programming language drops any of these platforms, it is committing a suicide.

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