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From Jens-Heiner Rechtien <jhrecht...@web.de>
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 "configure.in" 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 apache.org?
>>
>> 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.

Heiner

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Jens-Heiner Rechtien

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