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Re: Changes for Future Releases
12/21/17 03:38 PM


> http://mamedev.org/?p=451
>
>
> We’ll be making a few changes to the Windows binaries from MAME 0.193 onwards. This
> will only affect pre-built Windows binaries distributed from mamedev.org and
> github.com – packaged source won’t be affected, and default build settings won’t
> change. If everything goes to plan, the following changes will be made:
>
>
> Both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries will be built with GCC 7.2 (changed from GCC 6.3).
> This change shouldn’t be noticeable for most users.
> 32-bit binaries will require SSE2. Minimum CPU required will be Intel Pentium 4, AMD
> Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, or equivalent.
>
>
> A number of Linux distributions have already switched to GCC 7, and a significant
> number of MAME developers and users build MAME with GCC 7 on Windows. We don’t
> anticipate any major issues as a result. The minimum supported GCC version is still
> GCC 5.1 and is unlikely to change for some time yet.
>
> Requiring SSE 2 improves performance and makes behaviour of 32-bit and 64-bit builds
> more consistent. Note that this only affects our packaged binary releases – by
> default, 32-bit x86 builds won’t require SSE. You’ll just have to compile MAME
> yourself if the SSE 2 requirement is a problem for your use case. However, recent
> MAME versions are unlikely to perform well on x86 CPUs that predate SSE 2 support.
>
> In other news, the latest version of the Visual Studio 2017 C++ compiler is capable
> of building MAME. Visual Studio 2015 will be the primary supported version of Visual
> Studio for a few more releases, but if you were holding off updating to Visual Studio
> 2017 because of problems compiling variable templates and constexpr, you’ll be
> pleased to know that Microsoft has resolved these issues.

Yes, I'm a week late with reblogging this. I blame the holiday craziness. Fortunately, it's not terribly important news.

- Stiletto







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. * Re: Someone falling a sleep? Wrong places. :) MooglyGuy  12/27/17 01:38 PM
. * Re: Changes for Future Releases Robbbert  12/23/17 12:19 AM
. * Re: Changes for Future Releases StilettoAdministrator  12/21/17 03:38 PM
. * Re: Changes for Future Releases haynor666  12/21/17 08:40 PM
. * Re: Changes for Future Releases John Doe  12/22/17 08:40 AM
. * Re: Changes for Future Releases haynor666  12/22/17 09:16 PM
. * Re: Changes for Future Releases haynor666  12/27/17 12:30 PM

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