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
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:
- 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.
- It can easily be run from a USB
- 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.
- This is a bleeding-edge build: TORa SVN# 4300, Oracle Instant Client 11.2.3, QT 4.8, QScintilla2 2.6.1
- No support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, ODBC (although ODBC shows up in the connection list when run under WINE??).
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (see About TORa) and I will be happy to submit the how-to and scripts as well as provide
the actual build if desired.