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Yes I am aware of some of the difficulties but I think this could be a nice
feature as OOo will most likely not be offering 64-bit Windows builds. And
since MSO 2010 is now available in 64bit....

Just another feature to differentiate LO form OO (IMHO)


On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:47 AM, Andras Timar <> wrote:

2010/11/4 Frank Esposito <>:
On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 8:36 AM, T. J. Brumfield <

There is an open OOo bug that is over 5 years old.

It seems that OOo developers felt this was an unnecessary feature.
as users have commented in that bug report, the 32-bit version doesn't
in 64-bit Terminal Servers, and Microsoft does not ship a 32-bit server
product anymore. Furthermore, Base can not connect to a 64-bit ODBC data

Given that Microsoft has been shipping 64-bit operating systems for 7
now, and that there are legitimate use cases where OOo/LibO can't fufil
needs without a 64-bit Windows build, shouldn't this be reevaluated?

And from a pure perception standpoint, it looks like OOo/LibO is behind
Office in this regard, given that MS Office offers a 64-bit version.


+2 for 64-bit builds

It is on the TODO list. It needs some porting efforts, however. It is
not as simple as recompiling the source code with a 64-bit compiler.


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