[Development] Stop delivering 32 bit MinGW binaries from 5.12 ->
andre.hartmann at iseg-hv.de
Tue Jan 2 09:30:55 CET 2018
Hi Jani and Roland,
First: Happy New Year to all!
Am 21.12.2017 um 11:59 schrieb Roland Winklmeier:
> 2017-12-21 11:37 GMT+01:00 Jani Heikkinen <jani.heikkinen at qt.io
> <mailto:jani.heikkinen at qt.io>>:
> With Qt 5.11 it seems we can finally drop MSVC2013 so we could
> "temporarily" add MinGW 64 bit pre-build binaries in our packages in
> addition to 32 bit ones and remove 32 bit MinGW pre-built binaries
> from 5.12 onwards. Making this decision now would complete this
> discussion finally and still give users time to move from 32 bit to
> 64 bit ones...
> Hi Jani,
> adding MinGW 64 bit sounds great. I would prefer to keep the MinGW 32
> bit ones too, because there are several projects which are plugins to
> host applications in 32 bit. So sometimes its not in the scope of the
> developer to change his project to 64 bit. Please keep that in mind.
I fully acknowledge this!
> I personally use MSVC2017 together with MSVC2015 32 bit binaries for the
> published product. But I regularly use MinGW for daily development.
> Other people might prefer MinGW over MSVC for published products though.
> So 32 bit software projects are still very common on Windows platforms.
And not to forget, 32 bit Windows programs run without problems on 64
bit Windows systems; the opposite is not true.
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