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From Don Lewis <truck...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Release 4.2: General Topics
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:12:16 GMT
On 24 Aug, Kay Schenk wrote:
> 
> 
> On 08/24/2016 11:56 AM, Don Lewis wrote:
>> On 24 Aug, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 08/24/16 10:34, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>>>> Hello;
>>>>
>>> ...
>>>
>>>>
>>>>>   * [low priority] Updated bundled CoinMP.  There has been an API
>>>>>     change, which prevents the FreeBSD port from using the system
>>>>>     version.  Difficulty unknown ...
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> This is important, I was unaware of it. Sadly, I don't think I will
>>>> have time for it before the release.
>>>>
>>>
>>> A quick look at this ... FreeBSD is using version 1.8.3 which appears
>>> to be the latest.
>>>
>>> AOO could use the same version by default, it's just a matter of getting 
>>> the new version to build on all platforms. I think.
>> 
>> Unfortunately it is not that easy.  When I was cleaning up the the
>> FreeBSD port a while back, I went through all of the --with-system knobs
>> and CoinMP was one that did not work and broke the build.  My memory is
>> fuzzy, but I think there was an incompatible API change.
>> 
>> There are some other bundled bits that have the same problem, but CoinMP
>> is big and takes a while to build, which is my main motivation in this
>> case.  ICU also falls into this category, but I already know that it is
>> too difficult.
>> 
>> It looks like the others are:
>> 	ucpp
>> 	mdds
>> 	hsqldb
>> 	libxmlsec
>> 	stax
>> 	rhino
>> 	xsltml
>> 	saxon
>> 	icc
>> I do know that saxon is sort of funny case.
> 
> Right now we don't have a Mac buildbot. We shouldn't risk updating
> anything that will cause other problems, unless, of course, it's a
> security issue. Yes, many of the newer versions of our external items
> would likely necessitate API changes. That is definitely a big issue.

Yeah, I was going to mention that we really need some testing on the
Mac.  We need more than just a buildbot, we also need someone to
actually exercise the code.


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