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From Terry <terauck-aou...@yahoo.com.au>
Subject Re: Mozilla-like installation for Linux?
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:59:15 GMT
I believe you have missed the point.  I have no wish to compile Thunderbird.  My distro supports
the Mozilla applications.


I was raising the question of whether the Linux version of AOO could / should be provided
in the same way that Mozilla provides Firefox and Thunderbird.



----- Original Message -----
> From: Alan Lord (News) <alanslists@gmail.com>
> To: ooo-users@incubator.apache.org
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, 23 March 2012 8:16 PM
> Subject: Re: Mozilla-like installation for Linux?
> 
> On 23/03/12 05:56, Terry wrote:
>>  My recollection is that several years ago there was at least a
>>  discussion about the possibility of a package of the same kind as
>>  Firefox and Thunderbird.  Mozilla provides a compressed folder
>>  containing everything you need apart from plugins and, I dare say,
>>  Mozilla could include plugins if it wanted to.
> 
> It's not *that* hard to compile mozilla apps from source. That way you can 
> have it build for pretty much any linux system.
> 
> I'm sure a quick google would provide you with a decent howto... Yes. I was 
> right:
> 
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/xsoft/thunderbird.html
> 
> Even show you what dependencies there are.
> 
> HTH
> 
> Al
> 
> 
> -- Libertus Solutions
> http://www.libertus.co.uk
> 
> 

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