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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: updated curl patch
Date Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:15:39 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Lewis [mailto:truckman@apache.org]
> Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2016 14:51
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org; dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> Subject: Re: updated curl patch
> 
> On 24 Jul, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Don Lewis [mailto:truckman@apache.org]
> >> Sent: Sunday, July 24, 2016 12:24
> >> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> >> Subject: updated curl patch
[ ... .
> >> I noticed
> >> that the curl 7.19.7 tarball is checked into svn under ext_sources.
> >> Should I delete that and check in the new source tarball?  What is
> >> the criteria for checking stuff in under ext_sources?
> > [orcmid]
> >
> > That is an interesting question.  I have the feeling that the
> > ext_sources folder is obsolete.
> >
> > ANALYSIS
> >
> > Looking at ext_sources on trunk, this folder is mainly populated by
> > files dated prior to 2012-12-23, none of which were later than the
> > first Apache OpenOffice non-incubating release, the AOO 3.4.1 refresh.
> >  The only subsequent additions consist of four files added *since*
> > release 4.1.2.
> >
> > I don't understand the relationship between these and Apache Extras.
> > And that these are binaries on the SVN trunk.
> 
> Yes, that seems to be suboptimal.
> 
> > Furthermore, the ext_sources folder does *not* appear in the source
> > release, apache-openoffice-4.1.2-r1709696-src.
> 
> True ... anyboody building from a release source tarball is totally
> reliant on bootstrap to download all of the extra sources.
> 
> > PS: The ext_libraries folder has not been touched since 2014-07-07.
> > It is included in -src.
> 
> Yes, some of the bundled software is built over their rather than under
> main.  I've never attempted to figure out the logic.
> 
[orcmid] 

I *think* it has to do with (1) IP compatibility (or lack thereof) and
perhaps (2) whether we are maintaining a patched version that cannot 
go upstream for some reason.

It appears to go back to the incubation of AOO when all of this sort of
thing had to be cleaned up.
[ ... ]



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