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On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:22 PM, plino <> wrote:

I'm not a programmer but something is puzzling me: why is LibreOffice
compiled with MS VC++ compiler? This forces the installer to include the
VC++ runtimes...

Wouldn't it make more sense to use the FOSS compiler MinGW?

It's also possible to compile it with the MS VC++ compiler without the
VC++ runtimes :)

There are plans to use MinGW to compile LibreOffice in the future, but
for now it's experimental and unstable, and we still need to do a lot
of work and testing before we can ship it. But we will do it in the
long term.

Jesús Corrius <>
Document Foundation founding member
Skype: jcorrius | Twitter: @jcorrius

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