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From Mathias Bauer <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS]: new home for pre-built unowinreg.dll
Date Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:30:29 GMT
Am 01.11.2011 14:15, schrieb J├╝rgen Schmidt:

> Hi,
> for all unix builds it is possible to use a pre-built unowinreg.dll that 
> is used in the SDK for Java client applications.
> Background:
> This dll contains some glue code that helps to find a default office 
> installation on windows. This is used to bootstrap an UNO environment 
> and establish a remote connection to an existing or new office instance 
> from the Java client application that triggers this code.
> If is possible to cross compile this dll with mingw in some way but not 
> really necessary. It was always possible to download a pre-built version 
> and include it in the SDK on all plattforms expecting Windows where it 
> is built always.
> I would suggest that we store this pre-built dll somewhere to ensure 
> that this mechanism can be used or will work in the future as well.
> The URL to download the pre-built version is
> The code is part of the odk module and is quite simple. Means it can be 
> always checked what's in the dll. We can apply a md5 checksum to ensure 
> that no manipulated dll is downloaded.
> Any ideas where we can store this dll in the future?

In the build the unowinreg.dll is expected to be in external/unowinreg.
Usually the developer needs to copy it there. We could just check it in
there in case we wanted to stick with the binary.


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