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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: [HELP NEEDED] old Solaris related build issues
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:58:43 GMT
+1 to the suggestions from Marcus

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcus [mailto:marcus.mail@wtnet.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 09:18
> To: dev@openoffice.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [HELP NEEDED] old Solaris related build issues
> 
> Am 04/05/2016 01:51 AM, schrieb Patricia Shanahan:
> > On 4/4/2016 2:59 PM, Marcus wrote:
> >> Am 04/04/2016 11:30 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
> > ...
> >>> In any case, since we don't currently have "official"
> >>> distros for Solaris -- I would be content changing all these
> >>> issues to ENHANCEMENT rather than DEFECT.
> >>>
> >>> Thoughts?
> >>
> >> I think this wouldn't change the actual problem: Somebody has to do
> the
> >> change in the code. We have neglected this platform and this is IMHO
> >> also one reason that we don't offer any builds anymore.
> >>
> >> Let's see what Patricia will say about the effort she sees.
> > ...
> >
> > I think Apostolos Syropoulos makes a strong case for using gcc in
> > preference to SunStudio.
> >
> > A lot depends on whether the changes suggested in the article
> > https://asyropoulos.wordpress.com/2014/02/05/compiling-openoffice4/
> > still work. It was last modified in 2014. I can't determine that very
> > easily without experimenting.
> 
> should be easy for him to tell us. ;-)
> 
> > If the rest of the PMC wants me to make the effort, I would request a
> 
> Of course it's your decision. But if it's not that much effort IMHO it
> is worth to do the compiler change.
> 
> > Solaris ssh account from Adfinis, check out the current trunk there,
> > check/apply all available Solaris patches, including the switch to
> gcc,
> > and attempt a build. If the patches work, and pass inspection, I would
> > commit them to svn.
> 
> OK, sounds good.
> 
> > If that all works, I could continue to review, test, and check in
> > patches suggested by people working on Solaris. Would I need AOO
> > BugZilla issues supporting my changes?
> 
> I suggest to use a BZ issue for the initial work. On the the basis of
> the coming patches and the documentation of the work alone it makes
> sense to do the little extra step. For other things after that we have
> to see again.
> 
> Marcus
> 
> 
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