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paulybuns
12-18-2004, 03:18 PM
I am looking for a programmer to take existing Linux code, and compile and make it useable on Windows.

Specifically:

1. I have source code that was written for Linux.

2. It is not entirely portable to Windows.

3. I need someone with expertise to edit the code so that it CAN be compiled for Windows.

4. I will then run the program on Windows.


Please contact me for details, the project will pay $500.00.

Salem
12-18-2004, 03:34 PM
http://cygwin.com/
Now where's my $500?

paulybuns
12-18-2004, 03:53 PM
I'm aware of Cygwin.

However, on its main page, it clearly states:

What Isn't Cygwin?

* Cygwin is not a way to run native linux apps on Windows. You have to rebuild your application from source if you want to get it running on Windows.


So this is not quite what I'm looking for.

In brief, I have some C code for Linux. I want it compiled for Windows.

-Paul

Salem
12-18-2004, 04:00 PM
> I want it compiled for Windows.

So what did you think "You have to rebuild your application from source if you want to get it running on Windows." meant then?

paulybuns
12-18-2004, 04:18 PM
>> I want it compiled for Windows.

>So what did you think "You have to rebuild your application
>from source if you want to get it running on Windows."
>meant then?

It means that it must be compiled for windows, which is exactly
the essence of the project I am seeking help with, as follows:

"I am looking for a programming to take existing Linux code,
and compile and make it useable on Windows."

If I were able to do this myself, I would, however my background
is not in programming, hence this project...

Thank you for your assistance though.

-Paul

Prelude
12-18-2004, 04:28 PM
>So this is not quite what I'm looking for.
How so? It sounds like exactly what you're looking for unless you want a binary compiled in Linux to magically run when copied to Windows.

adrianxw
12-30-2004, 12:30 PM
Ignoring the alternative, let us assume you have a file containing some C/C++ source code that was written for Linux. You now wish to have a Windows version of the same program so you will, eventually, have two source files both platform specific.

If that is correct, then to get a programmer onboard with the right qualities and skills, you'd need to say what technologies the thing uses. If it is a standard grey box type application, there are a lot of people here who could do it. If it is using some graphics library, i.e. rendered surfaces etc., then there will be fewer. If it is using a special constructs like sockets, databases, etc., then again, it will reduce the number of people available.

So what does it do, and how much code are we talking about?

By the way, this does not mean I am necessarily interested in doing it, but simply to help you get a more sensible response.