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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?

Well - while there have been quite a bunch of cws to add support for
mingw - the most recent one being

the mingw part just is not ready for production. Of course nobody will
stop you and others on improving it.

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