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Hi Pedro and Tor,

I forgot to mention another two win32/win64 big and famous open source appliances:

- MySql (!)

- PostgreSql (!)

About PostgreSql (that I installed, I used, I designed, I used to develop appliances (SQL, Pg-Pl/Sql) in the past) there is a very interesting page that could also help us

that was about the win32 -> win64 port. Since version 9.0, EnterpriseDB deploy and make it available both windows installers and builds (win32 and win64).

What do yuo think about that?

Have a nice evening,


Il 02/11/2011 20:22, Carlo Strata ha scritto:
Hi Pedro,

Il 02/11/2011 13:19, Pedro ha scritto:
In my opinion TDF and LibreOffice should abandon the MS compiler and support the switch to MinGW which has already been started by Jan Holesovsky (aka

I think we could put here, at least, the links:

for interested people...

This would also open the path to using MinGW64 and therefore the creation of
a native 64bit version of LO...

I follow some and various FLOSS projects that are both and natively win32/win64 like these:   (If I don't remember wrong, it use MinGW.) and

and some that try to go win64 too, but without official courage, bravery, fearlessness

and some that are not trying at all

Could we understand and learn somethings from above projects' choices and code?

The fact that it is a requirement to use a specific proprietary compiler to compile a FLOSS program makes the same sense as offering a free complete car (wheels, tires, etc) but to assemble it you would need to buy a wrench which
is sold by a single company...

There are pros and cons to use Microsoft native and MinGW/GW64 compilers and libs, I suppose.

Just my 2 cents.
Have a nice evening,


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