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From Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
Subject Re: Report Builder extension (was Re: [proposal] development for the first AOO release)
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:03:29 GMT

On 07.11.2011 12:42, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
> On 07.11.2011 11:15, Mathias Bauer wrote:
>> On 07.11.2011 09:50, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>> On 03.11.2011 09:16, Mathias Bauer wrote:
>>>> On 02.11.2011 15:52, Oliver-Rainer Wittmann wrote:
>>>>> I am not planning to remove the report builder extension.
>>>>> I am planning to remove the 3rd party components which are used by the
>>>>> report builder extension as they are licensed under LGPL.
>>>>> This will have the effect that the report builder will not work
>>>>> anymore.
>>>>> Thus, I have got in mind to disable its building without touching any
>>>>> code of it.
>>>> You don't need to do that as by default the report builder isn't
>>>> built. :-)
>>> I know ;-)
>>> But, I wanted to assure that nobody uses the configure option to enable
>>> the build and then fail.
>> Why prevent others from building Report Builder?
>> We don't build the JFree Report stuff anyway, to build the Report
>> Builder you have to provide the pre-built jars. Currently they are
>> pulled automatically from ext_src, but we could change that to pulling
>> it from "external" like other stuff and throw errors in case the jars
>> aren't there and the switch for building Report Builder is used. So
>> someone who wants to build it just needs to copy the jars to
>> external/jfreereport or so.
> I am not simply removing the --enable-report-builder configure option.
> The configure script already has a --with-system-jfreereport option
> together with certain --with-...-jar options in order to build the
> report builder extension with system's jars.
> Thus, I kept the --enable-report-builder option, but removed the
> --with-system-jfreereport option in order to build _only_ with system's
> jars.
> Unfortunately, my patch was not fully functional - but an improvement is
> in progress. This improvement more or less corrects the existing stuff
> regarding usage of system's jars for jfreereport.

I have finished the improvement - or better the correction.
Now, it should be possible to build the Report Builder extension with 
jars available in the system.
To do so, the following (already existing) configure options have to be 

I have reactivated environment variable SYSTEM_JFREEREPORT. It can not 
be used via a configure option, but is by default set to "YES", if 
configure option --enable-report-builder is used.

Thanks again for reporting the defect in my contribution.
Again, feedback is welcome.

Best regards, Oliver.

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