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From Andre Fischer ...@a-w-f.de>
Subject Re: Build AOO on Ubuntu
Date Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:12:14 GMT
On 09.12.2011 19:07, TJ Frazier wrote:
> On 12/9/2011 11:47, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 2:19 AM, linyi li<lilinyi921734@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I downloaded source code from svn recently(by svn co
>>> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/ooo/trunk ooo), and T want to
>>> build on Ubuntu followed the guide
>>> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide/Building_on_Linux
>>>
>>> .
>>>
>>> But there is problem. After configure, I want to run"./bootstrap". But I
>>> can not find bootstrap.
>>>
>>
>> Something to consider: For every new developer that tries to build
>> and fails, because the build guide is outdated, there are probably
>> several others who try it, fail, and then just walk away and are never
>> heard of again. A bad initial experience for developers is harmful to
>> the growth of the project.
>
> +1
>>
>> Does anyone have any thoughts on why the Build Guide is not updated?
>
> That I can describe exactly: Bjoern Michaelsen isn't around to push it.
>
>> Do the right people not have write access to that page?
>
> Anyone with a wiki account can edit the page. Anyone can sign up for a
> wiki account. Anyone who needs some hand-holding is welcome to ask (here
> on this list, by private email, or on my User:TJFrazier talk page); I
> consider that part of a sysop's duties.

Some hand-holding please.  I can log in and edit most of the pages 
referenced on 
http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/Building_Guide. 
Only the Building_on_Linux is not editable.  It also uses a different 
page banner. Any idea what I am doing wrong?

-Andre

>
>> Would it be
>> better to put this info where all committers have the ability to
>> update, like here:
>>
>> http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/source.html
>
> Probably not. My thinking is that the more volatile the information, the
> more it belongs on a wiki, rather than a web page. Wiki pages are much
> faster and easier to update, which means they should be more likely to
> /be/ updated when they need it.
>>
>> -Rob
>
> /tj/
>>
>>> Does anybody know how to continue?
>>> Thanks a lot.
>>
>>
>
>

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