Building 64bit executable using PDK

Posted by twardega on 2013-10-20 18:16

I would like to create a 64-bit executable (x86_64) on Mac OS using PDK as opposed to a Universal executable (x386/x86_64) in order to reduce the size of my application. However, perlapp issues error messages: error : Mismatch between perlapp (i386/x86_64) and xxx (x86_64). Producing a Universal Binary is not possible

Is it possible to use PDK for building a 64-bit executable? Please advise...

ActiveState Staff
Mon, 2013-10-21 09:08

You will need to wait for PDK 9.3 so you can use 5.18 ActivePerl.

The 5.18 release is single architecture, 64-bit only. That will result in the exe files you desire.

twardega | Mon, 2013-10-21 09:43

Do you have an approximate date for PDK 9.3 availability? I am wondering if I should upgrade my development environment to Perl 5.18 - I would do it if the PDK 9.3 would come out within a month or so...

Best regards,

Tomek Wardega

twardega | Tue, 2013-10-22 08:44

One more follow-up question: are there plans to build 5.16 ActivePerl for a 64-bit architecture only for Mac OS that would work with PDK 9.3?