Building LibreOffice on Windows

Randall G. Arnold randall.arnold at
Thu Feb 16 09:21:51 PST 2012

On February 16, 2012 at 11:23 AM "Jesús Corrius" <jesus at>

> Hi guys,
> > If at all possible, rather run Ubuntu (or some other Linux distro)
inside a
> > VMWare virtual machine on your Windows desktop.
> We should encourage Windows developers to join the project to have a
> better Windows version.
> Telling them to use Linux will not improve the situation.
> --
> Jesús Corrius jesus at <mailto:jesus at>

I'm new here, but I'd like to say I'm 100% in agreement.  The default
behavior should be inclusion, not exclusion.  Projects like this have to
battle the "embrace, extend, extinguish" philosophy of commercial

I've lived in both the Linux and Windows worlds for years and see
advantages/disadvantages to each.  Being as objective as I can, Microsoft
Office still "rules the roost" feature-wise.  One of the best ways for
LibreOffice to catch up and even surpass it is to get it on the Windows
platform and draw from that HUGE developer pool.  I will gladly contribute
to that effort any way I can.

Randall (Randy) Arnold
Developer and Enthusiast Advocate <>
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