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On May 19, 4:39am, Ster DOT  DOT  DOT  AT aol DOT com wrote:
> thanks people.But I don't understand all these acronyms.
> It seems to be complicated at least.And somehow unlikely that
> a solution will appear.
> So I think my best option is to stay with XP for the rest of my life
> and give my software to people only who do the same.
> Or who are willing to reboot freedos in order to run my software.
> After that (life), my stuff will probably be gone, sigh.

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>I have a lot of MinGW 32-bit programs, and they all run
>just fine on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, natively without any Virtual
>PC software.

You could look at "Code::Blocks" or "DEV-CPP". This would allow you to
port your programs with limited effort to Windows 32bit console
programs which will run with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and maybe
upcoming Windows versions.

MinGW, Code::Blocks and DEV-CPP use gcc on Windows so depending how
many functions you use which are marked in the documentation as:

"Portability

ANSI/ISO C   No
POSIX	No"

you will have more of less porting effort.

Georg

www.mingw.org
www.codeblocks.org
www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

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