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Official Release

The Win32 official release of Jikes is not produced on the Win32 platform. A cross compiler is used to create a jikes.exe executable under Linux. Part of the reason for doing this is to avoid distributing Windows virii. Cross compiling is a tricky subject, so we are not going to try to cover it all here. If you already have a Win32 cross compilation environment setup, a Jikes executable can be created using the following commands.

$ ./configure --host=mingw32 CXXFLAGS=-O3
$ make install-strip