Re: Discontinuing Windows Builds

On Sun, 24 Aug 2014, Morten Welinder wrote:

I have decided to stop releasing and distributing Windows binaries of Gnumeric.

The main reason is that I am uncomfortable with crash reports I see --
crashes that are unlikely to be the fault of Gnumeric, but rather
something in Gtk+ and lower.  I haven't observed these crashes myself
(not that I use the Windows builds much) thus making it very hard for
me to debug. [...]

Fair enough. However, one point may be worth mentioning: I've found that with "my" application, gretl, while maintaining a Windows build is a PITA it does sometimes serve a useful "canary in the mine" role.

When a user reports a crash on Windows that I can't reproduce on Linux my first reaction is that it's not gretl's fault, yet sometimes it is: when I dig deeper I find a bug that somehow wasn't triggered on Linux. Of course I can't say how applicable this is to Gnumeric.

Allin Cottrell

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