MSVCP80 implementation

Paul Chitescu paulc at
Tue Dec 23 09:12:24 CST 2008

On Tuesday 23 December 2008 16:22:52 Steven Edwards wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Dmitry Timoshkov
> <dmitry at> wrote:
> > MSVCP80 is not a part of win32 API, that's a redistributable run-time
> > library supposed to be provided by an application.
> Does the EULA allow for it to be packaged for use on non-windows
> systems? If not then thats not an option for Winelib developers.

Winelib developers have the option not to use Visual C++ runtimes at all.

If they need to access DLLs or executables installed by some other application 
then the other program should install MSV*80.DLL itself or the runtimes can 
be installed if missing just like you would do on Windows. The *other* 
application needs them and is legal to redistribute them being targeted at 
the Windows environment.

Paul Chitescu

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