English Compiling on dedicated or virtual?

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maPmaKer
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Hello everybody,

I've been asking people about this, but now I'd like to hear your opinions. Almost 1 year ago, I stopped having Windows as an operating system. Since Windows Vista and 7 appeared, I found 'em not so fancy and somehow the new system was getting in my way - also, Windows XP gets unsupported as time passes. Therefore, I switched to Ubuntu 12.04, which I think it meets all my demands and it also looks better than any Windows.

Right now, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on both desktop and notebook as my only operating system. Whenever, I'm in need of something Windows-specific, I power on my VM.

And here comes the question. I've started working on applications, which compile on all platforms. I compile it on Ubuntu, but will it compile fine on a virtual machine? Also, if you can, tell me if there's any difference in compilation between a dedicated machine and a virtual one.

Thank you,
Mapmaker.
03.03.13 07:28:30 pm
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Nemesis
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I noticed no so big difference between them, you just cant play some games which uses Direct X on virtual, but if its just a regular application, it should work on virtual machine as well as in real one. Just get any Windows installation disk, 30 days demo is enoguh to compile and see, its working or not. Anyway, you could ask some friends with Windows to compile and run it
03.03.13 08:07:10 pm
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mafia_man
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user maPmaKer has written:
Hello everybody,

I've been asking people about this, but now I'd like to hear your opinions. Almost 1 year ago, I stopped having Windows as an operating system. Since Windows Vista and 7 appeared, I found 'em not so fancy and somehow the new system was getting in my way - also, Windows XP gets unsupported as time passes. Therefore, I switched to Ubuntu 12.04, which I think it meets all my demands and it also looks better than any Windows.

Right now, I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on both desktop and notebook as my only operating system. Whenever, I'm in need of something Windows-specific, I power on my VM.

And here comes the question. I've started working on applications, which compile on all platforms. I compile it on Ubuntu, but will it compile fine on a virtual machine? Also, if you can, tell me if there's any difference in compilation between a dedicated machine and a virtual one.

Thank you,
Mapmaker.

You may find some problems, like system functions beeing available only for specific systems, but there's no diffrence beetwen compiling it on dedicated machine and virtual one. Except that you cannot run DirectX (not sure about compiling) applications on virtual windows.
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03.03.13 10:24:21 pm
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Flacko
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There should be no difference if the code works on different OSes and compilers, haven't tested it myself, though.
03.03.13 10:43:06 pm
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sixpack
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As long as you're compiling on a high-level language, then there should be no problem. IMG:http://daknob.info/image.php?file=keepitup.png
04.03.13 12:04:27 am
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gotya2
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Why don't you just try to compile it? If it works, it works √
04.03.13 06:53:08 am
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user gotya2 has written:
Why don't you just try to compile it? If it works, it works √

Maybe he's more interested on wether it will work everywhere or in some computers.
04.03.13 09:02:49 am
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maPmaKer
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user gotya2 has written:
Why don't you just try to compile it? If it works, it works √


Well for me it works, I am just worrying if it will run properly on any computer. Anyway, thanks everyone, going to use your opinions and see what happens. From what I've tested, C++ goes well. I'll try to compile Lua using instructions and test it.

Thanks.
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