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From Mathias Bauer <>
Subject Re: [patch] Removal of Windows build requirement on unicows.dll - issue 88652
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:21:42 GMT
On 28.09.2011 21:03, Marcus (OOo) wrote:

> Yes, and as long as there are no real technical problems I don't see a
> need to drop the support.

Indeed, and AFAIR dropping the support for any OS versions always was 
technically motivated at OOo. Of course "technical motivations" are 
debatable. Maintaining compatibility layers for OS versions that are as 
old as the hills IMHO *is* a technical problem. If the maintenance or 
the presence of the library has a negative impact on build system or 
code quality, the motivation to remove it grows with the age of the OS 
version and the shrinking user base.


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