Re: Discontinuing Windows Builds

Discontinuing Windows Builds

  • From: Morten Welinder <mortenw gnome org>
  • To: Gnumeric Mailing List <gnumeric-list gnome org>
  • Subject: Discontinuing Windows Builds
  • Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:42:30 -0400

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.

A side reason is that no-one in the Windows world has ever stepped
forward with skill and time.  I really have very little out of
creating these binaries, so unless it mostly can take care of itself
then I am not terribly interested.

Volunteers are welcome to pick up where I left it.  All source code
and build scripts needed are in the git repository.  This is not for
the faint of heart.


While I understand your reason for discontinuing, I would like to do a build a couple of times a year for Windows.
First off, I am not a coder, so I don't know how to dig down to find and debug problems. 
But, I have had no crashes in WinXP nor Win8.1 using gnumeric.

My question is what do I need to do a build on a win8.1 platform? 
I know I can get the zip or tar.xz archives. But what else do I need from git(or anywhere for that matter) to do the builds in Windows.
Bill L

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