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On one of my recent threads (EDIT, it was a thread @ PhysicsForums), someone commented that OpenOffice has not been updated in 8 years, and thus I should junk it for LibreOffice. I've installed LibreOffice, but for whatever reason, I just didn't like it. Perhaps I just don't like the way the font-typeface dropdownlist is larger, making scrolling through that more of a chore. Perhaps I just like the UI of that era.
OpenOffice seems to do everything that I want, except for making a split window for Text, which would be nice. There are extensions that seem to exist for everything extra I want. I think that sometimes software gets capable enough so that there really doesn't need to be any more major enhancements, security issues excepted of course. I have the Chessmaster app from 2006 or so, and it works fine (beats the h3ll out of me even when I give it just a few seconds per move, LOL), and I think that the developers just realized that they put in as much stuff as they could without doing a radical new design. I think Windows 7 was in a similar situation; Windows 8 was a turd, and Windows 10 is only good because it went back to the look & feel of Windows 7.
Yeah, I tried that and other pages with official, and unofficial instructions. Nothing worked for a while. Finally, manually got the url to the download, wget'd the file, and manually set it up. Got it working now. Took forever to build a hello-world app. I guess the processor is too slow for build/compilation.
But one could say that if it was thought about then perhaps because it was much more likely, when it was originally specified, that one would be calling a library that used exactly that calling convention. Probably almost always.
But since it wasn't 100% they needed to account for the other cases.
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