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From jan i <>
Subject Re: External libraries on windows
Date Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:31:08 GMT
On Sunday, December 28, 2014, Andrea Pescetti <> wrote:

> On 28/12/2014 Peter Kelly wrote:
>> Another possibility is for me to host the files on a subdomain of
>> <>, in much the same way
>> as binaries for the libraries are hosted by others in various
>> locations. That way it’s not an official Apache thing but at least we
>> can have a URL we can point people at which has exactly the files we
>> want.
> There is Apache Extras (by Google) for that. But Google recently (still,
> months ago) changed their policy and the Board is aware but a solution was
> not actually found. SourceForge started a replacement at
> but it is not official
> yet. So we are in a transition phase.

I would really recommend we use the sourceforge solution and reference it
from our web.

> The OpenOffice "bootstrap" script does exactly what you need to do here
> (download and extract tarballs to the right places). It's a Perl script
> which is probably built, using bootstrap.1, as part of the configure
> process... Well, if interested look at
> openoffice/trunk/main/ ; in bootstrap.1, line 42 contains the actual call
> to the downloader script.

thanks andrea.

It would be useful if someone with perl  experience could adapt the script.

jan i

> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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