Build environment for official win32 builds

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Fri Nov 16 03:00:08 PST 2012

Hi Enrico,

On Fri, 2012-11-16 at 11:22 +0100, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
> > and use the configure options from
> > distro-configs/LibreOfficeWin32.conf
> Thanks.
> Is there some specific reason for using MSVC instead of gcc ?

	Currently ABI backwards-compatibility for compiled extensions. There is
some resistance to breaking that - also so far MSVC produces faster,
smaller binaries (IIRC). Of course we can cross-compile to windows from
Linux too using the mingw goodness - we even have a live tinderbox doing
that. That's a great way to go about it.

> Is it possible to build w/ Qt or Gtk instead of native widget set ?

	Nope - we use those widgets sets only for theming - we use our own VCL
widgets on all platforms really; and of course native dialogs - like the
windows file dialog on windows wherever possible.



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