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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Building OpenOffice with Visual Studio 2010
Date Tue, 28 Aug 2012 15:26:37 GMT

> From: Herbert Duerr
>On 28.08.2012 11:28, Andre Fischer wrote:
>> On 28.08.2012 10:51, Ian Harvey wrote:
>>> I have been experimenting with building OpenOffice (trunk) with Visual
>>> Studio 2010.  I have made some progress, but clearly more work remains.
>>> Is there an appropriate place to document/share/seek advice on progress
>>> to date within the projects' infrastructure? Perhaps an issue in
>>> Bugzilla?
>> Very cool.
>> An issue in Bugzilla would be good for tracking the progress.  For
>> questions (and hopefully answers) ooo-dev is the right place.  Maybe a
>> wiki page for documentation.
>>> Navigating the build system has been challenging.  Pointers to
>>> information to highlight how the build system works (so that any changes
>>> to accomodate VS2010 I make don't work contrary to the intent of its
>>> designers) would be appreciated.
>> I doubt that there is up-to-date information written down in the wiki.
>is always a good start to get acquainted with the current status quo.
>> But please ask questions here on ooo-dev.
>>> The use of stlport by the Windows build causes some of the issues that I
>>> have encountered, perhaps through ignorance on my part about how stlport
>>> should be used.  Is the intention to continue using stlport, or should I
>>> investigate excising stlport from a hypothetical VS2010 build?
>> We would like to drop stlport but I think we are not there yet.  I think
>> Herbert can say more about that.
>Dropping stlport would have a lot of benefits, e.g. we could use the 
>system provided libraries for e.g. ICU or graphite. The next major 
>release AOO 4.0 would be a great opportunity for doing this as C++ based 
>extensions would become incompatible.
STLPort doesn't build in clang so this is also a requirement for updating the
MacOSX port. I would think we can start by disabling stlport (--without-stlport)
by default.
BTW, I am considering an update to boost: I am using system boost 1.48 by
default for AOO.

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