[Libreoffice] minutes of tech. steering call ...

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Fri Oct 21 12:31:15 PDT 2011

On 10/21/2011 03:57 PM, Michael Meeks wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-10-21 at 14:51 +0200, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
>>> That would of course mean shipping some
>>> duplicate legacy MSVC++ compiled libraries, but ... surely do-able.
>> It would not suffice to ship them, one would also need to build them.
>> Kind of back to square one.
> 	For windows - shipping a pre-canned set of compiled compatibility
> libraries doesn't look too disgusting to me; at least - it seems a lot
> less disgusting than using MSVC++ and cygwin :-)
> 	tar xf ure-bincompat-win32-tgz
> 	is not in itself such a horrific outcome from a cross-compiled solution
> (assuming the build of that is well documented, should you happen to
> have lots of time and a proprietary system + compiler to do it). Clearly
> someone needs to build them once.

There will invariably be situations were things in there will need to 
get fixed.  And if that code is only built once in a year, it will 
bitrot and no longer build in a year from now.

Been there with moz_prebuilt.  No thanks.  :)


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