Re: Cross Compile Windows DLL for OS X?

"Ben Voigt" <rbv@nospam.nospam>
Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:53:27 -0500
"aao" <> wrote in message

depends what you DLL does, what libraries it uses etc. In general you need
portable library for threading, sockets. Portable UI is usually a bad
idea, there are no good portable libraries out there for UI, you might be

There are plenty of portable UI libraries, both for widgets and 3-D
wxWindows, gtk, sdl, opengl

Even X11 works fine on Windows if you run an X-Server.

off keeping 2 versions of it. Rest of the code is usually easily portable
if it is ANSII-like(if it is not you have a lot of work to do). OS X is
pretty much Linux so just compile your code into .so. Word of advise - do
not try

You will get .so files, but they need to be compiled for the specific
processor family (OS X isn't Intel only) and core library (different major
versions of glibc for example aren't compatible).

to use any of the GNU libraries on Windows (for example ptrhreads or
T) - it will severely cripple your Windows build. Same goes for Windows
reincarnation of gcc.

"Daneel" <> wrote in message

Hi all,

is it possible to cross-compile a windows dll for OS X? I'm on Windows
XP with VC++ 6.0 currently (but I could upgrade to newer versions if

Many thanks,

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