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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: questions about the "porting" project
Date Wed, 16 May 2012 20:24:52 GMT

On 05/16/12 15:07, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On 05/16/2012 11:48 AM, � wrote:
>> Dear Confused,
>> My reply is long; short answer: Porting evolved, and there were those
>> builds maintained by Sun for its clients and then there were those
>> initiated and maintained by the community. Over time, the roster of
>> Sun-maintained ports changed. I can give a bigger history of
>> this�it's kind of interesting, if you are really bored�:-)
> well I am not quite THAT bored at the moment. ;)
> Thanks for all this. Yes, it did help. Our current situation, as with 
> any open source project, is that you can only *build* what you can 
> sustain.
> Mostly I was asking about this to try to get a feel for what we should 
> include as "official" builds vs not.
> Considering Maho and Pedro (with FreeBSD) and Dario (OS/2) are 
> involved with the project as committers, why wouldn't we include these 
> builds on the mirrors? And, we have a Solaris participant as well now.

There are technical reasons: mostly that I don't want to add FreeBSD 
hacks until the build structure is in better shape (with the gnumake4 CWS

There's also the issue that FreeBSD users know very well where to get AOO:
we don't really have the multiple distributors issue that plagues linux 
and we
can take care better of the dependency on system library versions.

In the future we would certainly like to set up a buildbot with trunk, 
which will
be interesting since FreeBSD is throwing away gcc in favor of clang for
FreeBSD 10.


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