[vlc-devel] [PATCH 05/12] Replace variable-length arrays by calls to alloca() for C90 compliance.

Steinar H. Gunderson sgunderson at bigfoot.com
Mon Dec 2 15:45:49 CET 2013

On Mon, Dec 02, 2013 at 03:36:34PM +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> And Brett confirms that the issue is only about the distribution of the
> "I think the Windows binary distribution should simply provide users
> with instructions to obtain the libraries from Microsoft's site.  I realize
> that's inconvenient, but hopefully it's not too bad, and I think it's a
> worthwhile change to avoid any GPL trouble."
> https://mailman.cae.wisc.edu/pipermail/octave-maintainers/2009-May/015921.html

If this is only about MSVCRT.DLL, note that MinGW-compiled binaries also link
to it.

> However, as MSVCRT is now part of Windows, and there is no need to
> redistribute MSVCRT. This can clearly be confirmed by the fact that the
> .appx packages for Windows Store do not ship any MSVCRT dll now.
> And yes, this is a recent change.

I thought Windows had shipped MSVCRT.DLL (but not MSVCR71.DLL etc.) since
at least Windows 2000?

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