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Only a few minor tweaks to functionality in this release, but a big change underneath...
This version sees a complete toolchain change from Microsoft to GNU.
The problem with the MS build was that it relied on the MS runtime which has to be installed as a separate installer. It's no longer an option to use the, so called, "merge modules" from 2015. This is a shame because now it requires chaining together two installers.
In principle, this isn't a problem, except that in practice it is. Various problems plague the MS runtime installer that cannot easily be avoided - and this part is not changeable.
The consequence of which is the main product can fail to install for reasons outside of your control.
Wouldn't it be nice to just have a directory of files that is installed at a user chosen location with no system files nor other operating system changes or baggage?
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