[BUILD] Which license do I need to build a professional edition of LibreOffice (4.0.x/4.1.x) of windows ?

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 9 22:33:43 CEST 2013

Matthieu, *,

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Gay, Matthieu
<matthieu.gay at capgemini.com> wrote:
> Hello, I still have problem to build under windows, but I wanted to know,
> what do I need to build LibreOffice (4.0.x/4.1.x) entirely as the original
> available in the website.

You cannot produce libreOffice as from the website, as it is using a
TDF-only certificate to sign (obviously), and also used TDF branding
(which you may not use - but you probably want your own branding

But one is just optical thing, the other a technical detail.

> First can you confirm that I need a certificate to sign the DLL

You don't /need/ it, but without having it signed, you'll get
corresponding warning dialogs (unknown publisher) when trying to
install. So using a certificate is strongly recommended.

> and a
> license of Visual Studio 12 (without I can't build ATL and ActiveX modules).

Visual Studio 2010 is used to build the official releases. But yes,
you need a payed version.
Visual Studio 2012 also works, but when you want your builds to run on
Windows XP, you must install at least update 1 for VS 2012, and you
need to tell autogen.sh/configure to use the 7.1A SDK.

> Which version of Windows is the best? Do I need a pro version or a familial
> one?

Windows Version should not matter - official builds are done on
Windows Server 2008 R2 - but any version of Windows sould work.

Only paid stuff you need is Windows itself and the Visual Studio
license. Rest of the build requirements is free software.

configure switches for official build: (see
https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/ReleaseBuilds )

--with-distro=LibreOfficeWin32 --enable-release-build
--enable-windows-build-signing --with-lang=ALL
--disable-dependency-tracking --enable-pch

nss-build-tools are no longer needed for current codeline, but you
also asked for 4.0.x …


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