Windows cross compiles

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Mon Aug 26 08:24:09 UTC 2013

On 2013-08-26 03:51, David Holmes wrote:
> On 24/08/2013 11:26 AM, Tim Bell wrote:
>> On 08/23/13 02:15 PM, Salter, Thomas A wrote:
>>> Is there any hope of compiling a 64-bit Windows JVM on a 32-bit O/S?
>> We are headed in the other direction with OpenJDK 8 on Windows -
>> compiling both 32 and 64-bit using Windows 2008R2 64-bit as the O/S and
>> Visual Studio 2010 SP1 as the compiler.  We have very few 32-bit Windows
>> systems left, and those we have are dedicated to building earlier JDK
>> releases.
> That aside though, if the windows 32-bit dev tools support building 
> 64-bit binaries (I have no idea if they do) then it should be as 
> simple as configuring with --with-target-bits=64. But so far all our 
> cross-compiling of this form has been on linux and only tested for 
> building 32-bit on a 64-bit host.
There is partial support in there, but some details missing. I believe 
it can be made to work with some tweaks though. The parameter David 
suggests is the correct starting point.


> David
>> Tim
>>> I tried a few options and other tweaks and got as far as configure
>>> compiling a 64-bit fixpath.exe and then discovering that it won't run
>>> on a 32-bit system.
>>> I don't mind changing the make files but I'm not up for learning how
>>> to generate the configure script.
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