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From Jens-Heiner Rechtien <>
Subject Re: Bootstrapping a build
Date Wed, 15 Jun 2011 10:46:39 GMT
On 06/15/2011 12:20 PM, Christian Lippka wrote:
> Am 15.06.2011 12:10, schrieb Mathias Bauer:
>> Moin,
>> there are two things about building OOo that need to be clarified.
>> Currently we use "configure" to set the build environment. The way we
>> are doing it requires that a few GPLed files are part of our code
>> repository:
>> acinclude.m4
>> aclocal.m4
>> config.guess
>> config.sub
>> configure
>> "configure" is generated from "" that AFAIK is owned by
>> Oracle and also resides in OOo's code repository.
>> How can we do that in a code repository hosted at
>> The next problem is the build system itself. We have started to move
>> our code to a new build system using GNU Make, but there is still a
>> lot of code that uses another make tool, dmake.
> Switching to GNU Make completely now may also be a good learning
> experience for all developers new to the code base.

Right, but don't underestimate the effort in doing the conversion 
especially without having Ause, Michael or Björn around. Won't be 
complete for many months to come.


Jens-Heiner Rechtien

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