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From Regina Henschel <>
Subject Re: How start to build AOOo on WinXP
Date Sat, 15 Oct 2011 22:22:41 GMT
Ariel Constenla-Haile schrieb:
> Hello Regina,
> nice to see you here :)
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 09:56:09PM +0200, Regina Henschel wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have download the source via 'svn co
> working with svn is a pain once you are used to Mercurial or Git.
> Besides, it takes a lot of space, compared to a git-svn clone.
> Many on the list are using this last one instead of svn; the steps are
> documented in this thread:
> Here are the steps I take:
> I like having different repos for trunk/main and trunk/l10n, so:
> mkdir trunk
> cd trunk
> git svn clone  --revision 1183367:HEAD
> git svn clone  --revision 1166306:HEAD
> you can get the latest revision for the --revision switch reading the
> "Rev." column in
>      extras/     r1166306
>      main/       r1183367
> If you are going to make changes, IMO the best is to use git branch
> feature:
> cd trunk/main
> git checkout -b patches
> creates a branch named "patches" and switches to it.
> Once you've done your changes, add the modified files and commit them.
> You can generate patches with git diff or git format-patch.
> To update the repo (all changes must be committed first), do
> git svn rebase

That sounds to be a suitable workflow for me.

>> But now I don't know how to start. There is neither a 'configure'
>> nor a ''.
> the configure script does not belong to the source tree anymore, you
> have to regenerate it (for better, each time you rebase)
> cd trunk/main
> autoconf
> autoconf is available in cygwin, use the setup tool to install it.
> Once generated the configure script, proceed as usual.
> Regards

It works for me. Thanks for the description. I have got a build now 
(after 6 hours).

I can start each module but I get an error message when closing the 

Kind regards

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