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  • Just out of curiosity, did you ever consider bundling some version of MS VC++? I mean, it's free now, right? Licensing issues? Perhaps a conversation with MS is in order.
    • Just out of curiosity, did you ever consider bundling some version of MS VC++?

      You're kidding, right? MS changes his mind faster than open source can track and may be really inconvenient to make arrangements with. It is annoying as Oracle - have you tried the hassle of installing DBD::Oracle via ppm with ActiveState Perl? Read the license, agree, download 18M, something went bad, do it all again, and have fun. I think that's their lemma.

      • No, I'm not kidding. I've got it on good authority that MinGW does not work on 64 bit Windows, and it doesn't look like it will anytime soon. What happens to those users?
        • I'd like to see more evidence of this before changing anything, like reports some people that have actually tried it, or mailing list entries, or something more concrete than hearsay.

          FWIW, I've got Vista installed here on my flatmate's laptop, and everything seems to work just fine. I can't say if it's running in 32 or 64 bit mode though.

          Do you have any details on the "doesn't work and won't any time soon"?

          The big problem with the Microsoft stuff is that it isn't open source, we have very little control ove