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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Who wants to build OpenOffice? - hackfest
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:50:52 GMT
I'm not interested in the Linux builds -- lots of people handle that -- but I have a question
about IRC usage.  And also time zone impacts.  Will you provide time windows in UTC so we
can all see what that will take for us to be there synchronously?

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 09:02
Subject: Re: Who wants to build OpenOffice?

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> We're blessed to have experienced OOo hackers on the list who have
> already jumped on the new code repository and started making
> improvements.
> But I see we have 214 people subscribed to the mailing list, including
> many who were not previously working on OOo code.  This is great.
> Growing the community to bring in new developers is key to the success
> of the project.
> Do any of you want to get an AOOo dev environment set up, so you can
> build OpenOffice?  If so, please respond to this note, and state what
> operating system you are interested in building on.
> Based on this information, we can have a discussion on how best to get
> you up to speed, whether via Q&A on this list, via IRC chat, a phone
> conference or maybe even a virtual machine image.

A lot of good feedback on this idea.  Thanks!

>From the responses I've read, it sounds like the most popular choice
is Linux.  So let's start there.

Could we start on Wed September 7th?  And run this "event" through the weekend?

Goals would be:

1) Enable volunteers who want to build under Linux

2) Create build instructions that are under ALv2, so we can include
them in the release.  This is a good thing to draft on the "dev" wiki.

I'd like to do a put a post in the AOOo blog on this, to maybe attract
some additional developers who may want to participate

In the blog post I'd put the link to the SVN tree, the IRC channel,
and the pre-reqs.

BTW, what should say the pre-reqs are for storage?  Source, including
/main and /extras is around 4GB.  Matthias suggested 70 GB for
building, which could be done on fast external storage.  So 75 GB free
space total is reasonable?

Do we have any RAM guidance?  is 1GB sufficient?  2 GB?


> -Rob

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