With respect to the amount of work required, I'd argue that a bit of effort on the Linux build system is a lot less effort than developing some virtualisation technology or hacking up some WINE-based solution. If VA really didn't want to dirty their hands, I'm sure there's someone out there with the experience who'd do the job for a reasonable rate.
GCC 4.1.1 port first release available A port of the open source C/C++ compiler package GCC 4.1.1 is now available for download. This build produces executables in a format found on Unix-like OSes, paving the way for support for shared libraries and the possibility of using powerful debugging tools from other platforms. 6 comments, latest by joty on 1/1/09 2:57PM. Published: 24 Dec 2008