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From Rob Weir <...@robweir.com>
Subject Re: Who wants to build OpenOffice?
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 16:31:57 GMT
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 08/31/2011 09:01 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM, Rob Weir<robweir@apache.org>  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?
>
> sounds good...I will work on this as well.
>
> Is everything on this page
>
> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/source.html
>
> including the Building Guide at --
> http://ooo-wiki.apache.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide
>
> still current?
>

Probably not.  One of the goals of this exercise is to make updated
instructions.

-Rob

>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> -Rob
>>>
>
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