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On 2013-11-11 7:40 AM, Pedro <> wrote:
Marcello Romani wrote
And all that just to have a 64bit binary that would only give more work
and no immediate benefit...

After this reply I hope anyone whining about Windows users being let
down because there's no 64 bit version of OpenOffice/LibreOffice shut
the hell up and start complaining to Microsoft. :)


Because all FLOSS projects that have 64bit Windows versions (mentioned in
this email that some
users choose to ignore) are all run by stupid people who choose to have a
lot of work for no reason...


What is so hard to understand about:

1. Libreoffice is a *huge* project

Yes, some of those projects mentioned are not so small (ie, postgresql), but...

2. There would be *very little* benefit for a 64bit port of Libreoffice for 99.9% of its userbase

Again, as example, Postgresql benefits *greatly* from having a 64bit version, as large (4GB+) databases are extremely commonplace.

4GB+ Writer, or Calc, or Impress, or Base documents are *extremely* rare, and when they are encountered, there is a very large likelihood that it is an extremely poor and even *improper* usage in the first place.

Bottom line: The benefit (none to negligible) of a 64bit version of Libreoffice simply is not justified by the cost (work required to make it happen).

But by all means, feel free to organize a group of developers capable of rearchitecting the massive codebase to make it happen...

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