Hi *, On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:22 PM, plino <email@example.com> 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 http://eis.services.openoffice.org/EIS2/cws.ShowCWS?Path=DEV300/mingwport31 the mingw part just is not ready for production. Of course nobody will stop you and others on improving it. Also compare http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide/Building_on_Windows_with_MinGW ciao Christian ciao Christian -- Unsubscribe instructions: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Posting guidelines: http://netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html Archive: http://www.documentfoundation.org/lists/discuss/ *** All posts to this list are publicly archived ***