Hello,

I've noticed that nobody has yet created a Windows x64 build of TORa yet, so I did (-:

Starting from Fedora 15, a very alpha Mingw64 x64 cross compiler became available.  Remarkably, it was not too difficult changing the x386 build scripts to use Mingw64.

On Fedora 16, Mingw64 is more stable and I have distributed this build to a couple co-workers and it is apparently working well.  (I have about 15 co-workers happily working various x386 builds over the past several years.  I'm a Linux guy don't use it myself except on some of our client's Windows servers.)

Now I cleaned up, documented and tested the scripts on Fedora 17 (beta).

I have ready a small zip file containing a detailed how-to, relevant scripts and some screen shots of tora64 running under WINE and Windows7 x64.  The how-to also describes how to set up the Fedora 17 development environment for the build.

The advantages of using Mingw64:
  1. This is completely Windows-free software without the flourish and fanfare of a proper Windows installation.  I have slipped this on to computers without having administrative rights.
  2. It can easily be run from a USB drive.
  3. There are no annoying dependencies on certain Windows DLLs.  Some of the earlier official TORa windows builds were problematic for this but I didn't know if this was a problem with a goofy installation of Windows or what.
  4. This is a bleeding-edge build:  TORa SVN# 4300, Oracle Instant Client 11.2.3, QT 4.8, QScintilla2 2.6.1
Disadvantages:
  1. No support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, ODBC (although ODBC shows up in the connection list when run under WINE??).
  2. This is a bleeding-edge build:  Tora SVN# 4300, Oracle Instant Client 11.2.3, QT 4.8, QScintilla2 2.6.1  (-;
Please contact me at zippydufus@yahoo.com (see About TORa) and I will be happy to submit the how-to and scripts as well as provide the actual build if desired.

Cheers.