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From David McKay <>
Subject Re: Who wants to build OpenOffice?
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:46:53 GMT

On 30/08/11 21:37, Matt Richards wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:33 PM, Rob Weir<>  wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Raphael Bircher<>  wrote:
>>> Am 30.08.11 21:24, schrieb Rob Weir:
>>>> We're blessed to have experienced OOo hackers on the list who have
>>>> already jumped on the new code repository and started making
>>>> improvements.
>>> Pavel has already build AOOo succsfull on a Mac, and I tryed it... but
>> crash
>>> my Mac with a terrible command line typo ;-) I will reinstall it in the
>> next
>>> days, and try it again.
>>>> 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.
>>> Virtual Image you can only use for Free OS. We use IRC to solve build
>>> problemes. In the last days there was also more traffic on
>>> on freenode. So it would be great to see more
If someone could create a working Dev environment in Linux in a 
VirtualBox image (say) that would be a great and fast way to get people 
>> developer
>>> there.
>> I was thinking it might be good to put a focus on this.  For example,
>> pick one day when everyone who wants to get started on Mac builds will
>> work on that.  We coordinate in advance with Pavel, so he is available
>> on IRC that day.  We have a thread so we can discuss and compare
>> notes.  The end result of that day (or maybe 72 hours) is everyone who
>> wants to build with Mac has done it.  And we have a set of
>> enhancements/corrections that we can feed back into the build
>> documentation, if anything was wrong or unclear.  Then, on another
>> day, we do Debian, and on another day we do Windows, BSD, etc.
>> This sounds like a good idea to me.
>>> Greetings Raphael
>>>> -Rob
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