[tex-live] [NTG-pdftex] Runtime limitations on open files?

Thanh Han The hanthethanh at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 14:58:16 CEST 2007

On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 02:32:03PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
> > I have written some applications that are used on both *x and
> > windows.  While it is possible to have a build environment on
> > Windows (using Msys), it has been much easier to use a
> > cross-compiler under linux, e.g.,
> > <http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/>.  It would be interesting to
> > try using these tools to create a build-win32.sh for pdftex.
> A working cross compilation environment would help a _lot_.

since the very beginning of pdftex I used to cross-compile
pdftex binaries using the following cross-compilers:


(and recently also gcc for linux ppc)

Then I didn't need to do that anymore, so I stopped
being interested in this issue. But until now I can still
cross-compile at least djgpp from the latest pdftex sources.
However I heard from Hans that djgpp binaries are not that
fast as those compiled by mingw32.

IIRC Taco is using mingw32 to build luatex binaries for
windows, so he may have more useful input.

Anyway, if anyone needs djgpp binaries of pdftex, I can make
that immediately.


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