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Set of Windows compilers
Michał Cichoń
Member #11,736
March 2010

Hello!

As some of you may know I'm responsible for publishing Windows binaries of Allegro 5.
Until now builds were prepared for compilers:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005(*)

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

  • MinGW GCC 3.4.5(*)

  • MinGW GCC 4.4.0(*)

  • MinGW GCC 4.5.0(*)

  • MinGW GCC 4.5.2

Those marked with * are scheduled to be removed very soon.

What I need from you is an information if some of them is critical and still should be supported.

I'm not using MinGW on daily basis, so I will need a note from those who are interested, which versions will be most welcome.
I'm guessing latest from MinGW repository and also TDM fork, but I cannot be sure.

So please let me know, which options are yours. :)

"God starts from scratch too"
Windows Allegro Build Repo: http://targonski.nazwa.pl/thedmd/allegro/

Aaron Bolyard
Member #7,537
July 2006
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I am very interested in a build that uses explicit TLS (I think that's the correct term?). Basically, using the Windows API. On Windows XP, I cannot use Allegro from a .NET application unless the library uses this form of TLS. I do not feel like axing a decent portion of any userbase I may have...hence why I use 3.4.5 MinGW DLLs.

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AMCerasoli
Member #11,955
May 2010
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I would remove all the MinGW binaries, even the 4.5.2, and start using MinGW 4.6.1, since is what new people is using anyway. It's a big waste of time to download version 4.5.2 now that 4.6.1 is out.

Michał Cichoń
Member #11,736
March 2010

Aaron Bolyard:
MinGW DLL builds use TLS from WinAPI, so it should works fine. So you may give this version a try.
Note, MSVC binaries use TLS integrated with compiler.

AMCerasoli:
All versions older than 4.5.0 were removed from builds. Also latest versions of MinGW are supported.

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Windows Allegro Build Repo: http://targonski.nazwa.pl/thedmd/allegro/

weapon_S
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October 2006
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weapon_S
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October 2006
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Michał Cichoń
Member #11,736
March 2010

MinGW 4.5.0, MinGW 4.5.2, MinGW 4.6.1 (TDM), MingFGW 4.6.2, MSVC 2008, MSVC 2010 are supported right now.

"God starts from scratch too"
Windows Allegro Build Repo: http://targonski.nazwa.pl/thedmd/allegro/

kazzmir
Member #1,786
December 2001
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FWIW I voted to keep 4.5.0 because it took me a while to set up my windows build environment and I am loathe to upgrade just for the sake of it.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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I can't imagine why 4.5.2 wouldn't just be a drop in replacement for 4.5.0.

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kazzmir
Member #1,786
December 2001
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If it fails you can send me a check for the time I wasted trying to make it work.

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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kazzmir said:

If it fails you can send me a check for the time I wasted trying to make it work.

::)

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a_jasny
Member #14,099
March 2012

Is it possible for you to make binaries for MS Visual Studio 11 Beta?

David Sopala
Member #5,056
September 2004

I use 4.4.1 as it seems to be what code::blocks came with.

Michał Cichoń
Member #11,736
March 2010

a_jasny, not really. You can use Allegro build for other MSVS compilers as DLLs.

David, you may also use any version build with MinGW version with shared runtime.

I do not have any of mentioned compilers. I will look for 4.4.1 if more people will need it.
From my observation, MinGW enthusiasts tents to use most recent version available usually.

"God starts from scratch too"
Windows Allegro Build Repo: http://targonski.nazwa.pl/thedmd/allegro/

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