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I've been trying hard to avoid this conversation as it's probably the 1000th time I've seen something similar on the user list but coming from a developer/QA perspective, I think I can say something brief. The possible gains for these "power users" would probably be small and the amount of time to developer a true 64 bit version (on top of these requests to support 8 cores or whatever else that's requested) would be IMMENSE. We're talking about tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of developer and QA time. If you have a spreadsheet that is running that miserably I would recommend that any of these "power users" investigate if they are using spreadsheet correctly (vs. masking a database within spreadsheet, which is incorrect and in which case they should be learning how to use Database). I do have a few spreadsheets that are 40ish megs with quite a few charts and lots of formulas, but even these I could likely convert to a database if I took the time and probably see some gains in performance - but even these run "fast enough" and I would never ask developers to waste their time for these outlier cases of having insane spreadsheets.

At my old work my employer had made a 1 GB Spreadsheet and always complained about Excel's limitations - at which point I would quickly point out "no, although I'd love to pin this on Microsoft, this is in fact bad implementation on your part." I don't know the details of any of these Spreadsheets but from what I've seen in the past, these statements have rung true in most cases.

No offense at all, I encourage open conversation but I tend to see a one side conversation "THERE SHOULD BE A 64 BIT FLYING LIBREOFFICE THAT CAN BAKE ME A CAKE AND CALCULATE A QUADRILLION FORMULAS IN 0.0000001 SECONDS USING ALL 16 OF MY CORES!" - without the other side of the equation - "such a product would be incredibly costly and there are thousands of much more important things to get done that will benefit a lot more users."

All the best,

On 11/08/2013 06:30 AM, Simos Xenitellis wrote:
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Tanstaafl <> wrote:

On 2013-11-04 6:09 PM, josip prusina <>

Hi. From where download 64 bit version libreoffice for windows 8.1. 64
? Link or manual tutorial for download 64 bit version..

Why do you think you need a 64bit version?

Do you have any documents that are larger than 4GB? If so, then you need
to rethink how you are using Office Applications...

I think the issue is, are there any technical issues that do not make it
easy to have 64-bit LibreOffice packages on Windows?

There are some technical issues, and Firefox is also distributed as a
32-bit package as well (Though you can look and find a 64-bit packages in
the nightly builds, so power users are happy),

As described at the link above, it's good to figure out with numbers
whether there are cases that a 64-bit LibreOffice has actual benefits (big
document, etc). Having a 64-bit LibreOffice for Windows will help retain
some power users.


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