Issue 123647 - Drop ancient msvc*7x and msvc*80 dlls
Summary: Drop ancient msvc*7x and msvc*80 dlls
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: 4.1.0
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Depends on: 123623
Blocks: 119946
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Reported: 2013-11-06 09:12 UTC by
Modified: 2014-04-01 12:21 UTC (History)
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Description 2013-11-06 09:12:15 UTC
The AOO baseline for building on Windows is currently MSVC2008. The older runtime DLLs msvc*70 and msvc*71 were from MSVC2003 and msvc*80 was from MSVC2005. They are currently only used to keep the ancient Seamonkey 1.1.14 binary running. When that binary is no longer needed (task 123623) then the old runtime DLLs can also be removed.

Getting rid of the old and unmaintained DLLs improves security, removes bloat and clears one more hurdle for passing app-store requirements (task 119946).
Comment 1 SVN Robot 2013-11-06 09:18:56 UTC
"hdu" committed SVN revision 1539283 into trunk:
#i123647# RmMoz 9/9: with the moz-module gone the ancient msvc* dlls are no l...
Comment 2 2013-11-06 09:20:33 UTC
Fixed with the commit above.
Comment 3 2014-04-01 12:21:42 UTC
Closing the resolved issue.