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1.3 System Requirements

Player was originally developed on x86/Linux systems, and it is still used primarily on that platform. However, with the help of the GNU Autotools (which rule), Player now builds and runs on most POSIX platforms, including a number of cross-compiler configurations. A notable exception is that Player does not run on Windows, and we have no plans to port it to Windows (however, a Cygwin port should be doable; if you're interested in doing this, let us know). The current status of Player for the platforms where it is known to build and run can be found on the project website. If you have an addition or correction, please let us know.

To build Player ``out of the box'', you need one of the supported systems and a recent version of GNU gcc/g++ (we use some GNU extensions to C, so other compilers will not work).