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Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 22:33:44 -0400
From: Rich Rumble <richrumble@...il.com>
To: john-dev@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: 64-bit Windows targets

On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 6:32 PM, magnum <john.magnum@...hmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 Apr, 2013, at 0:17 , Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> wrote:
> > This reminds me: we need to add win64-* make targets.  Last time we
> > discussed this, it sounded like we'd have to use other than Cygwin for
> > them, and make use of some of JimF's changes in jumbo to use Windows
> > native APIs in more places (the core tree mostly uses Cygwin's Unix-ish
> > wrapper functions instead).  Is this still the case?
>
> Cygwin will never do 64-bit, but Mingw does. Alain and others have managed
> to build something that passes a few self-tests and then cores. There are
> dozens of little problems with alignment and stuff. I think Jim is the man
> for this but right now he's doing much cooler stuff with intrinsics...
>
I'm happy to try those builds from the layman's perspective :) But I
wouldn't be of much help on the development side.
-rich

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