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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [CODE] gmake and AOO build system
Date Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:08:31 GMT
Hi Ariel;


----- Original Message -----
> From: Ariel Constenla-Haile <arielch@apache.org>


> 
> Hi Pedro,
> 
> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 09:07:03AM -0700, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>>  There is currently nothing here, in fact trunk is more up to date.
>>  Can I start committing stuff or should Andrew do it?
> 
> IMHO only Andrew, as Oracle representative, can commit the patches. The
> idea is to ensure that patches are granted by Oracle without the need to
> ask for another software grant for this particular cws. I guess this
> should be the procedure people should follow if interested in getting
> cws code granted by Oracle; the other way is to ask for a software grant
> on every file in the cws, but I guess that this won't scale (Oracle will
> have to redo the same amount of work they did for the original software
> grant).
> 

OK, I can wait.

> Concerning this particular case, once Andrew commits the patches, there
> should be some agreement on what to do: IMHO, the first thing should be
> to ensure that the code builds in Windows, Linux and MacOSX (that cws
> didn't originally take into account OS2 nor FreeBSD), otherwise there is
> the chance that changes made for OS2/FreeBSD/Solaris/etc end up breaking
> something that was actually working in the cws; and it may be then hard
> to guess where and why it got broken (just like the boost/stlport case).
> 

I expect the only files that I have to touch are FreeBSD specific so that
probably won't be the case here. In any case I would expect the branch
won't be merged into trunk until any issue with the FreeBSD and/or
 Linux/Mac Windows ports are fixed.

cheers,

Pedro.

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