[Box Backup] 0.08PLUS3

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Mon, 6 Dec 2004 11:36:39 +0000

On 6 Dec 2004, at 11:28, Charles Lecklider wrote:

> Ben Summers wrote:
>> I'd like to use the free MS compiler for the Win32 port. I believe it 
>> has better code, but more importantly, it's a different compiler 
>> which will help keep the code clean and compliant. Just using one 
>> compiler for a "portable" project is slightly non-optimal.
> May I suggest Open Watcom instead? http://www.openwatcom.org/
> I think you'll find it a lot easier to port BSD source to OW than VC, 
> and being a cross-compiler you get other targets (e.g. OS/2) "for 
> free". I have an OW makefile for OpenSSL/0.9.7e which would probably 
> get you started....

Everything was written with VC++ in mind, and as it turned out 
compiling it under Win32 wasn't a problem at all. (Although Nick may 
correct me here!)

I'll check out Open Watcom though, it sounds interesting. Anyone still 
use OS/2? :-)